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Native man's death in B.C. getting another review

The British Columbia government is reviewing the case of a Native man who died after police left him in an alley.

Frank Paul, 47, was a member of the Big Cove First Nation from New Brunswick. He was taken into police custody in early December 1998 for public drunkenness. He died after police dragged him out of the station and left him alone on a cold, rainy night.

The B.C. government says the review will seek new information. The province's top lawyer rejected an inquiry, leading to protests by First Nations.

Get the Story:
Paul case gets Crown review (CBC 3/25)

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

Relevant Links:
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs -

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