Report into Native man's death to be delayed

The report into the death of Native man in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be delayed pending resolution of legal issues.

Frank Paul, a Mi'kmaq from New Brunswick, died in December 1998. He was left on the streets by police officers on a cold, rainy night.

Commissioner William Davies is leading the inquiry into Paul's death. He has called hearings to find out why government prosecutors failed to charge the officers who were involved.

Those hearings are set to begin May 26. But the government has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn Davies' decision to call prosecutors to the stand.

Get the Story:
Frank Paul inquiry's final report delayed (CBC 3/20)
B.C.'s Criminal Justice Branch wants judicial review of ruling in Frank Paul case (CP 3/17)

Relevant Documents:
Frank Joseph Paul: REASONS FOR DECISION (January 20, 2004)

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