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Family of Colten Boushie files lawsuit against RCMP, Gerald Stanley

Debbie Baptiste holds up a photo of her son Colten Boushie, as the family spoke to reporters in the Foyer of the House of Commons after a day of meetings on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The family of an Indigenous man shot to death on a Saskatchewan farm has filed lawsuits against the RCMP and the farmer who was acquitted in the killing.

Colten Boushie was killed after being shot in the head on a farm near the community of Biggar in August 2016.

Gerald Stanley, the landowner, was found not guilty of second-degree murder after testifying that his gun went off accidentally.

The claim against Stanley argues that he caused the death of Boushie through negligence, recklessness, or by an intentional act.

Boushie’s family is also suing the Attorney General of Canada and individual RCMP officers over the way they were treated on the night Boushie died.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

 

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