London police officer still has job months after conviction in Oneida woman's death

A southern Ontario municipal police service continues to employ an officer months after he was convicted of criminal negligence in the in-custody death of an Oneida woman.

An Ontario Superior Court judge found London Police Service Const. Nicholas Doering guilty in November 2019 of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life to Debralee Chrisjohn, 39, of Oneida of the Thames First Nation.

Chrisjohn, a mother and grandmother, died on Sept. 7, 2016 in hospital following her arrest by Doering.

Doering drove her to a rural intersection to transfer her into OPP custody and during the drive her medical condition deteriorated, which he attributed to drug use. But he told OPP that her condition had been stable and that she had received a medical assessment by paramedics.

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