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Parents of murdered North Spirit Lake man Max Kakegamic appeared before the Kenora Police Services Board April 11th to discuss the city’s police services’ failure to conclude the murder investigation that’s been stayed since three officers were charged with misconduct in 2004.
Launching a civil lawsuit against Kenora Police Services is Margaret and Isaac Kakegamic’s last resort to find justice in the death of their son.
North Spirit Lake First Nation community member Max Kakegamic was killed on the streets of Kenora, ON October 4, 2000. When the case went to trial January 2004, charges against the only suspect were stayed because of irregularities in the investigation. Kenora Police Service (KPS) officers Lloyd White, Tom Favreau, and Chris Ratchford were cited for police misconduct in a February 2004 ruling by Superior Court Justice Peter Hambly.KPS confirmed with NAN shortly after the 2004 judgment the investigation into the death of Max Kakegamic would not proceed.
In January 2007 Ontario’s Chief Coroner denied the family’s request to hold an inquest.
Julian Falconer is legal counsel representing the family
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