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Canadian coroners starting to reject excited delirium as cause of police-related deaths

April 17, 2023  By Bethany Lindsay, CBC News

Apr. 17, 2023, British Columbia – As a coroner’s jury takes their seats Monday in the inquest into the death of Myles Gray, they may hear arguments that his death was the result of something called excited delirium, and not the actions of Vancouver police officers. Excited delirium has also been cited by Ottawa police officers in connection with the death of Abdirahman Abdi during a violent arrest, a coroner’s jury looking into a death in a New Brunswick jail, senior RCMP officers after the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport, and defence lawyers for the American officer who murdered George Floyd. | READ MORE

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