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Police won't face charges for dumping Native man

Police officers in Vancouver, British Columbia, won't face charges in the death of Native man whom they dumped 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.

B.C. Solicitor General Rich Coleman conducted a new review of the case. But government lawyers said there was no new information that could lead to criminal charges.

Get the Story:
No charges in Frank Paul death (CBC 6/18)

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

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

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