Death in Bordeaux Prison: Chief Coroner Announces Public Inquiry

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Death in Bordeaux Prison: Chief Coroner Announces Public Inquest

Nicous D'Andre Spring should have been released from prison the day before he died.

The Chief Coroner of Quebec, Pascale Descary, will look into the case of Nicous d'Andre Spring, who died in what is commonly known as the Bordeaux prison, while he was in illegal detention.< /p>

In a terse statement sent by press release, it is indicated that the details of this public inquiry, including the dates of the hearings, will be specified later.

The case has been entrusted to the care of coroner Julie-Kim Godin, who will be assisted by a prosecutor who has not yet been appointed.

Mr. D'Andre Spring, 21, died the day after an altercation with prison guards on December 25, when he should have been released on the 23rd.

< p class="e-p">According to information available to Radio-Canada, the young man died following an altercation with correctional officers on December 24, when they had put on an anti-spitting mask to protect himself. protect. These masks are used to prevent someone from spitting or biting. Officers also allegedly used pepper spray on at least two occasions in an attempt to calm him down.

A prison manager has since been relieved of his duties on December 29. A corrections officer has been temporarily suspended, still in connection with this case.

The family and relatives of the victim are calling for an investigation into racism in prison, in addition to demanding a public inquiry and the release of video footage of the fatal incident, if it exists.

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