Family calls for answers at protest for man who died in arrest by Winnipeg police

The sound of drums and calls of "Justice for Sean" filled the air outside the Winnipeg police headquarters Friday as dozens protested and called for answers about what happened to Sean Thompson, a father of three who died last month as he was taken into custody by police.

"I just want to know what happened," said his sister, Erica Thompson. "My brother was a good guy."

About 80 people joined her and other family members at the protest. Indigenous members of the community sang outside the building on Smith Street, repeating calls for body cameras to be worn by Winnipeg officers.

Very few details have been released publicly about the death.

Police were called to a home on Alfred Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. CT on June 26 after reports of a break-in.


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