POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF CHRIS CHASTELLAINE AWAITED BY PEGUIS AND SOUTHERN CHIEFS ORGANIZATION
WINNIPEG, JUNE 2, 2014 - Chris Chastellaine, 40, was a Peguis First Nation band member who died at the Seven Oaks
Hospital on May 26, 2014 while he was in police custody.
Winnipeg police have issued a news release stating Chastellaine was arrested May 22 following a disturbance. According to the Winnipeg Police release, “The male was transported to the District 3 station and placed in an interview room where he later suffered a medical emergency.” Winnipeg Police are conducting an investigation and the officers involved have been put on administrative leave.
“I am always saddened when a member of our community dies. While the family members do not have any specific concerns at this time in the police handling of this case, I would expect the investigation be thorough and conducted without delay. I have been assured by the Winnipeg Police Services that this is being done,” said Chief Glenn Hudson of Peguis.
“The Southern Chiefs Organization is awaiting further details in the case and will issue a statement following the conclusion of the police investigation,” said Grand Chief Terry Nelson.
Christopher Chastellaine was a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba at the time of his death.
For more information:
Chief Glenn Hudson
Peguis First Nation
Grand Chief Terry Nelson
Southern Chiefs Organization