2018-08-10 02:59:38 UTC
"The family of Colten Boushie is taking Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer
acquitted in Boushie's shooting death, to civil court, claiming he recklessly
caused Boushie's death.
In a statement of claim filed in Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench Wednesday,
Debbie Baptiste, Boushie's mother, claims Stanley negligently handled the gun
that fired and killed Boushie, used excessive force in shooting Boushie 'when he
presented no risk' and failed to contact 'any authorities on a timely basis'
after Boushie was wounded.
Baptiste and two of Boushie's brothers are also taking the RCMP to civil court.
The family claims that on the night Boushie was shot, the RCMP searched
Baptiste's home without reason and without a warrant, breaching the family's
charter rights and freedoms."