Yukon inquest called into custody death

The Yukon coroner will be holding an inquest into the sudden death of a First Nations man.

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The Yukon coroner will be holding an inquest into the sudden death of a First Nations man.

Robert Stone, 34, was found dead after he had been in the hands of the RCMP, health-care workers and detox centre staff for 14 hours.

Stone’s death happened around the time when another inquest in the Yukon was looking into the death of another First Nations man who also died in police custody.

The coroner in that case found that the RCMP watched but did nothing as Raymond Silverfox died in his cell.

APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has more on the story.

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