5 Prince George Mounties charged in death of Indigenous man – CBC
Feb 01, 2023
4 of the 5 officers remain on active duty, according to RCMP
Two RCMP officers in Prince George, B.C., have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the 2017 death of an Indigenous man, Crown prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Another three have been charged with attempting to obstruct justice related to the events immediately after Dale Culver’s death in police custody on July 18, 2017, according to a news release from the B.C. Prosecution Service.
Manslaughter charges have been sworn against Const. Paul Ste-Marie and Const. Jean Francois Monette, while Const. Arthur Dalman, Const. Clarence (Alex) Alexander MacDonald and Sgt. Bayani (Jon) Eusebio Cruz face attempted obstruction charges.
According to B.C. RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts, Ste-Marie, Monette, Dalman and Cruz remain on active duty, subject to ongoing assessment, while Macdonald is on administrative leave for reasons unrelated to Culver’s death.
Culver, 35, was a father of three and a member of the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan First Nations, according to family members.
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