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Inquest called for Winnipeg Remand Centre death of Errol Greene

The death of Errol Greene at the Winnipeg Remand Centre has triggered an inquest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Rochelle Pranteau

WINNIPEG –An inquest has been called into the death of Errol Greene at the Winnipeg Remand Centre this year.

Greene, 26, died May 1 at the centre after suffering epileptic seizures.

His family alleged he was not allowed to take his medication when he was there.

Greene was arrested on April 30 after breaching a court order not to drink alcohol.

In a written statement, Manitoba’s chief medical examiner’s office said an inquest can be called if someone in custody dies in an unexpected or unexplained manner or if a person dies as a result of an act or omission of a peace officer in the course of their duty.

The inquest will look into the circumstances surrounding Greene’s death, and to determine what, if anything, can be done to prevent similar deaths from happening.

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There’s still no word on when it will get underway.

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