Lawsuit filed over Native man who died in detention facility
The daughter of a Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation man who died in police custody has filed a lawsuit against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Yukon.

Raymond Silverfox, 43, was kept in a drunk tank for 13 hours in December 2008. He died from acute pneumonia, which a medical expert was likely caused by inhaling his own vomit.

The RCMP has admitted it mishandled the case. An inquest heard testimony that officers and guards laughed at Silverfox while he was in custody and waited for several hours to seek medical attention.

The coroner said Silverfox's death was an accident but his 21-year-old daughter, Deanna Lee Charlie, says the RCMP is guilty of negligence.

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