Trial resumes for two special constables charged in Halifax jail-cell death
Corey Rogers was arrested for public intoxication on June 15, 2016. The 41-year-old man was found unresponsive in a police cell three-and-a-half hours later.
Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:28AM AST
HALIFAX – The trial of two special constables charged in connection with the death of a man who died in a Halifax jail cell has resumed at Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
Daniel Fraser and Cheryl Gardner are charged with criminal negligence causing death in the June 16, 2016, death of 41-year-old Corey Rogers.
Court heard that on the night before he died, Rogers was arrested under the Liquor Control Act around 10:30 p.m. outside the IWK Health Centre, a children's hospital in the city's south end.
Rogers was found unresponsive in his jail cell a few hours later.
Last week, the jury watched a video that showed a visibly intoxicated Rogers wearing a spit hood as he is dragged and carried by police officers into the station.
He is later seen in the video heaving in a jail cell while still wearing the spit hood.
Prosecutor Chris Vanderhooft has told the jury the special constables should have removed the spit hood.
With files from The Canadian Press