A coroner’s jury reviewing the police-involved shooting death of a man in Surrey last year has made five recommendations.
Gaetan Gilbert Plante was shot during an altercation with an RCMP officer in January of 2014.
No charges were recommended, but because the 61-year old died in police custody, an inquest was ordered.
His death has been ruled a homicide.
The jury’s non-binding recommendations include more First Aid training for police, extra funding to set up or expand mental health-focused police units and better equipment for operating in low light conditions.
They also want trauma services expanded at Surrey Memorial Hospital, so critical patients don’t have to be automatically transported to New Westminster’s Royal Columbian.