Sunday, December 6

Regis Korchinski-Paquet

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Memorial and ‘walk for justice’ for Regis Korchinski-Paquet set for Saturday – The Canadian News

A public memorial and “walk for justice” will be held in Toronto today to honour a Black woman who fell to her death from a balcony while police were in her apartment. The death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet renewed calls for police accountability, and lawyers for her family say those calls will continue today. Police have said they were called to the apartment on May 27 for a possible assault, but Korchinski-Paquet’s mother has said she wanted police to take her daughter to a mental health facility in Toronto. The province’s police watchdog is investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, and have said a report could come as early as August. Lawyers for the family say today’s event will be the first annual “Regis Korchinski-Paquet Walk for Justice.” The event is slated...
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SIU awaiting additional info before concluding Regis Korchinski-Paquet investigation – The Canadian News

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says it has completed its fieldwork in connection to the Regis Korchinski-Paquet investigation but is waiting for additional information from the family’s lawyer. SIU says it has decided to wait until a second post-mortem requested by the family is completed before concluding its investigation The SIU says it doesn’t expect those results until sometime in August. The police watchdog says between June 18 and July 7, it spoke to three family members while a fourth person provided a written statement to the SIU rather than be interviewed. “These interviews are in addition to the interviews previously conducted with seven civilian witnesses, six witness officers and the subject officer,” the SIU said in a statement released Friday....
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Public memorial, Walk for Justice planned for Regis Korchinski-Paquet – The Canadian News

As the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) continues to probe police involvement in the death of a woman who fell from the balcony of a high-rise building in May, a public memorial is being planned in her honour. The memorial celebrating the life of Regis Korchinski-Paquet has been planned for July 25 and will take place outside the High Park building where she died. Community organizations and advocates called for action for police accountability are expected to be among those who will speak. Following the memorial, the first annual Regis Korchinski-Paquet Walk For Justice will take place. Details of the walk route will be released next week. Korchinski-Paquet died after police responded to 911 calls from the home about a possible assault. Her mother has said she wa...