RCMP arrested Indigenous assault victim instead of taking her to hospital, inquest hears – CBC
May 25, 2023
B.C.’s police watchdog cleared officers of wrong doing in 2017 incident in Quesnel, B.C.
WARNING: This story contains graphic details of an assault.
RCMP, who responded to a 911 call about an assault on an Indigenous woman in October 2017, arrested the victim and took her to the detachment in handcuffs instead of taking her to hospital, an inquest in Quesnel, B.C., has heard.
Nadine Solonos, a mother of five, died the next day after being medevaced to Vancouver.
Several RCMP officers testified they believed Solonas was intoxicated and didn’t know she had suffered a traumatic head injury.
The inquest into Solonas’s death began Monday with an opening prayer by her father, Ken Solonas, who said he hoped his daughter could rest in peace.
Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-assault-victim-inquest-1.6853904