April 24th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Jury makes four recommendations in Saskatchewan mass killer inquest

By The Canadian Press on February 29, 2024.

Vanessa Burns, who had been in a domestic partnership with Myles Sanderson for 14 years, speaks to media during an afternoon break at the inquest into the apprehension and death of Myles Sanderson, who killed 11 people and injured 17 others on James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby community of Weldon in September 2022, held at a hotel conference room in Saskatoon, Wednesday, February 28, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

SASKATOON – Jurors at a coroner’s inquest into the in-custody death of a mass killer in Saskatchewan have issued four recommendations for police to improve arrests.

They suggest mandatory enhanced driver training and more training for extraction techniques during takedowns.

The jurors have also determined Myles Sanderson accidentally died of a cocaine overdose.

The jurors began deliberating after hearing four days of testimony about the capture of Sanderson following a police chase in 2022.

Sanderson began to have seizures during his arrest and died in hospital.

Sanderson was on the run for several days after he stabbed and killed 11 people and wounded 17 others on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby village of Weldon.

More coming.

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