Police Brutality in Canada

Case of Frank Joseph Paul, Vancouver – BC

“At 8:18 p.m. on December 5, 1998 Frank Joseph Paul, a 47-year-old New Brunswick Mi’Kmaq First Nations man living in Vancouver, was arrested in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver by two Vancouver police officers for being intoxicated in a public place. He was transported to the Vancouver Police Department’s jail facility at 312 Main Street. Several minutes later he was removed from the lockup, placed into a police van, and left in an alleyway in East Vancouver. Mr. Paul’s body was found at the same location at 2:41 a.m. the following morning.”… Read full article

Case of Robert Dziekański, Vancouver – BC

Robert Dziekański (April 15, 1967 – October 14, 2007) was a Polish immigrant to Canada who died on October 14, 2007, after being tasered five times by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at Vancouver International Airport.

For more information on the case visit: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/11/14/bc-taservideo.html

Case of Hariette Nahanee, West Vancouver – BC

“First Nations elder Harriet Nahanee (Tsibeotl) was arrested on 25 May 2006 for blockading the construction of the Sea to Sky Highway at Eagleridge Bluffs.” Read full article 

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