Inquest called into death of man punched, kicked by police

Manitoba's chief medical examiner has called an inquest into the death of a man who was in police custody at the time.

Richard Kakish, 44, was arrested Aug. 9, 2017, and taken to the Winnipeg remand centre, where he complained of pain and was taken to Seven Oaks General Hospital for an assessment.

He was X-rayed and a doctor determined there were no breaks or fractures to the ribs. Kakish was discharged early the following morning and returned to remand.

His condition deteriorated over the following days and on Aug. 11, he went into medical distress. He was rushed to the Health Sciences Centre where had surgery to remove his spleen but died on Aug. 13.

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