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Murder charge stayed against man held in solitary confinement for more than 4 years

January 28, 2019

A judge in Thunder Bay, Ont., has ruled a Lac Seul First Nation man who was held in solitary confinement for more than four years will not stand trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of another inmate at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre. Adam Capay, who is in his mid-20s, left the courthouse with family […]

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Man charged in Thunder Bay death of Braiden Jacob makes 1st court appearance

December 15, 2018

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Webequie youth Braiden Jacob made his first appearance in court Saturday morning. Jonathan Yellowhead of Eabametoong — a fly-in First Nation approximately 350 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont. — appeared in court by video and has been remanded in custody.  His next court appearance is scheduled […]

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Thunder Bay police charge man with 2nd degree murder in killing of Braiden Jacob

December 15, 2018

The Thunder Bay Police Service said Friday that a man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob. Police said the 22-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and faces a charge of second-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday. Jacob’s body was […]

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Thunder Bay police board stripped of power amid crisis of ‘systematic discrimination’

December 14, 2018

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission has effectively stripped power away from the civilian board that oversees the Thunder Bay Police Service and ordered an administrator to take over those duties for at least one year. That comes in the wake of a 160-page report on the results of a probe done by Sen. Murray Sinclair […]

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Braiden Jacob’s death now homicide investigation, say Thunder Bay police

December 13, 2018

The death of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob is being investigated as a homicide, the Thunder Bay Police Service announced in a written release Thursday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body, police said. A […]

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Thunder Bay police board investigator to recommend its dismantling for 1 year

December 13, 2018

The independent investigator probing the Thunder Bay Police Services Board in Ontario will recommend the local civilian oversight body be dismantled for one year and an administrator put in its place, CBC News has learned. Sen. Murray Sinclair will release his final report on the state of civilian police oversight and public confidence in policing […]

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‘Racist attitudes’ contributed to poor Indigenous death investigations by Thunder Bay police, report says

December 12, 2018

Ontario’s independent police watchdog says systemic racism exists throughout the Thunder Bay Police Service, and that the “inadequacy” of at least nine investigations into the deaths of Indigenous people over the past several years was “so problematic” that they should be reopened. The findings are part of a highly critical report released Wednesday. The 200-page-plus report is […]

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First Nations leaders demand answers to video that appears to show Thunder Bay police officer striking teen

December 2, 2018

Indigenous leaders are demanding answers about what happened in a video that appears to show a Thunder Bay, Ont. police officer hitting a First Nations teenager who is strapped to a stretcher, as the local force says it’s investigating. “We are outraged by the actions of the officer depicted in this video. We do not know […]

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Thunder Bay police investigating video that appears to show officer striking person on medical gurney

December 2, 2018

A northern Ontario police force is investigating a video that appears to show an officer hitting a person strapped to a stretcher. Thunder Bay police spokesperson Chris Adams said the force is aware of the video and is investigating. He declined to provide further details about the investigation. The video that is circulating online appears […]

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