Press Advisory - Failure of police to investigate the "tragic" death of Brian Sinclair is "inexplicable and shocking" -- Clayton Ruby legal opinion
INTERNATIONAL AND CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS AND CRIMINAL LAW EXPERTS JOIN CALL FOR FULL POLICE INVESTIGATION
TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - Canadian criminal lawyer Clayton Ruby will release today a legal opinion concerning Winnipeg Police Service's failure to ever investigate the Sept. 2008 death of Brian Sinclair as a criminal homicide.
PRESS CONFERENCE March 31, 2010 - noon EDT Ruby & Shiller Barristers, 11 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto Media teleconference access 1 (218) 862-6420 code 6153189 Webcast: www.torontowebcaster.com/sinclair
Mr Ruby characterizes as "inexplicable and shocking" the failure of the Winnipeg Police Service to promptly and fully investigate Mr Sinclair's death, in light of the legal duty of police to investigate possible crimes. Mr Ruby concludes that a police investigation should be undertaken immediately and criminal charges laid against the institution and/or individuals responsible if warranted.
Two prominent UN international human rights experts, a leading American law centre, and 26 Canadian criminal law professors endorse Mr Ruby's opinion.
Sinclair was the homeless, disabled aboriginal man who died as a result of being ignored for 34 hours and not provided with medical treatment or other necessaries of life after checking into the emergency room of the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.For further information: Vilko Zbogar, Orkin Barristers, (416) 855-6710 or (416) 668-8455