Out in the Open

How Junior Manon's death changed the way his family and a witness in his case view police in Canada.

An 18-year-old's death during an encounter with police changed the way his family and a witness in his case view the justice system in Canada.
Junior Manon
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In 2010, 18-year-old Junior Manon died during an encounter with police in north Toronto, after he fled from his car. Ontario's SIU, which investigates every death involving police, concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to charge any of the officers involved. And the jury at a separate Coroner's Inquest determined that Junior died due to "restraint asphyxia" and that his death was accidental.They concluded that the officers didn't intentionally cause his death - though their actions were a contributing factor - and called for new training for police to avoid similar incidents.