Craig McDougall’s sister testifies she didn’t consider him violent

Inquest continues next week.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
It took eight years to get an inquest into the Winnipeg police shooting death of an Indigenous man off the ground.

Craig McDougall’s sister took the stand Thursday.

She said there is a lot that she can’t remember from that night.

But she testified she doesn’t remember her brother as a violent man.

Police said they shot McDougall because he was holding a knife and were responding to a call of an alleged assault.

The inquest continues next week when a so-called racism expert is expected to testify.


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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.