Assumed drunk: Inquest into Nunavut man's death recommends cultural training for RCMP

A coroner's inquest held in Baker Lake, Nunavut, last week has recommended police "challenge assumptions" about intoxication in Inuit communities.

The inquest investigated the October 2012 death of Paul Kayuryuk. The jury determined that he died of natural causes after medical care was delayed, because he was held in jail overnight on the assumption he was drunk.

Coroner's inquests do not determine who was at fault for a death, but they can make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.



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