Chief Medical Examiner calls for inquest into officer-involved shooting at Long Plain First Nation

Manitoba’s Chief Medical Examiner is calling for an inquest into the death of a man killed by police.

Benjiman Richard, 23, was killed in April at a home on Long Plain First Nation.

Manitoba First Nations Police (MFNPS) officers said they responded to a call about a shooting inside a house, and when they arrived, suspects fired shots at them.

Police returned fire. Richard was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.

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In a release Tuesday, Dr. John Younes, Manitoba’s Chief Medical Examiner, said the incident should be looked into to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Under the Fatality Inquires Act, a formal inquest must be held if the deceased is killed as a result of use of force by a peace officer acting in the course of duty.

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The date and location of the inquest will be determined by the Chief Judge of Manitoba’s Provincial Court.

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