Inquest called into 2016 Remand Centre death
The province said on October 12, 2016 Spence was arrested by Winnipeg police and taken to the Remand Centre. He died following a struggle in custody. (File image)
Published Friday, November 10, 2017 12:52PM CST
An inquest has been called into the death of Russell Andrew Spence at Winnipeg’s Remand Centre.
Dr. John K. Younes, Manitoba’s acting chief medical examiner, announced the inquest Friday.
The province said on October 12, 2016 Spence was arrested by Winnipeg police and taken to the Remand Centre. It said he became involved in a physical struggle with guards while being searched, and was eventually subdued.
Four minutes after the struggle, the province said he became unresponsive, and resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
The inquest was called in accordance with The Fatality Inquiries Act.
The date of the inquest has yet to be determined.