On the second anniversary of an Indigenous man being killed by Mounties, his family demands justice

On Saturday, taiko drummers dominated Vancouver's Grandview Park as loved ones gathered for a vigil on the two-year anniversary of Jared Lowndes' death. The event was also a protest and fundraiser, with the family filing a civil claim against the Ministry of Public Safety and the RCMP. Laura Holland, Jared's mother, expressed her thoughts on her son every night and day. The lawsuit alleges officers were negligent in boxing in his vehicle and allowing a police dog to jump into his car. Lowndes was wanted on an outstanding warrant, and police fired shots after he stabbed and killed the dog. Holland believes the lawsuit will cost her more money than she will ever be awarded. She aims to blow things open and raise awareness about the challenges faced by Indigenous people.


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