In the last three years, there have been three deaths in custody of Indigenous men in the northern town of Prince George, British Columbia.
Lily Speed-Namox and her mother Tracey Speed search for answers and seek justice for Lily’s father, Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan man who died during an RCMP arrest in July 2017.
A report from the Independent Investigation Office of BC (IIO), the police watchdog, says RCMP in Prince George were responding to a call of someone casing vehicles.
Culver fled on a bicycle, a struggle ensued, and pepper spray was used while multiple officers were apprehending him. Culver was having difficulty breathing, police called for medical assistance but he died shortly after.