The father of an Alberta man who died in police custody after calling 911 for help during a suspected break-in says RCMP negligence contributed to his son’s death.
Addison Hartzler, 30, died in a holding cell at the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment on June 3, hours after being arrested at his home in the city 460 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
Gregory Hartzler says his son’s death points to systemic failures with the way the RCMP protects Canadians and prevents in-custody deaths.
He says the arrest was unlawful and that RCMP neglected Addison’s need for urgent medical attention.
“It’s their fundamental responsibility to ensure that
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