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Choose file Julie Ali Julie Ali I have asked Alberta Justice about how many fatality reports are associated with police presence and they are working on providing this information. This is a big project apparently and won't get done any time soon. From: Jennifer Fuchinsky Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:13 AM Subject: RE: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta To: Julie Ali Hello Ms. Ali, in response to your questions: 1. I can run a search and provide these for you. How far back do you want them? 2. At this time there is not a public database. 3. The reports are public and are available to anyone who makes a request. Jennifer Fuchinsky Fatality Inquiry Coordinator Justice and Solicitor General Legal Services Division Phone: 780-422-4077 AB-JSG 2Color CMYK From: Julie Ali Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:54 PM To: Jennifer Fuchinsky Subject: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta Hi, I am working on another project. This one is on the deaths of citizens in jail. I need more fatality reports. 1) Fatality reports needed on all citizens who die in police custody I want the fatality reports of all citizens who have died in police custody. This is either before they got to jail or were in jail. Since this is a big project, will I have to provide the names of these citizens? Or do you have a way to screen the fatality reports as I would expect from the government? Please let me know. 2) Also is there any way I could just access past fatality reports by myself? 3) Why doesn't the government keep all fatality reports on the website like the AER is doing for all non-compliances for the oil and gas industry? Why do we have no continuous record of the fatality reports? Thank you for your assistance in this matter. sincerely, Julie Ali Like · Reply · 1 · 12 hrs Marty Douglasdale Marty Douglasdale Best of luck with the research. This is both surprising and an element of "public knowledge" that obviously needs some updating. Like · Reply · 26 mins Julie Ali Julie Ali Marty Douglasdale Thanks. It's curious to me why the fatality reports are not retained on the Alberta Justice website to provide ongoing accountability and transparency to the public about the work of the GOA. Why are the fatality reports removed when there is no need for their removal? Like · Reply · Just now

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Julie Ali I have asked Alberta Justice about how many fatality reports are associated with police presence and they are working on providing this information. This is a big project apparently and won't get done any time soon. 

From: Jennifer Fuchinsky <Jennifer.Fuchinsky@gov.ab.ca>
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:13 AM
Subject: RE: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta
To: Julie Ali 

Hello Ms. Ali, in response to your questions:

1. I can run a search and provide these for you. How far back do you want them?

2. At this time there is not a public database.

3. The reports are public and are available to anyone who makes a request.

Jennifer Fuchinsky
Fatality Inquiry Coordinator
Justice and Solicitor General
Legal Services Division
Phone: 780-422-4077

AB-JSG 2Color CMYK 

From: Julie Ali 
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:54 PM
To: Jennifer Fuchinsky
Subject: Deaths of prisoners in Alberta

Hi,

I am working on another project.
This one is on the deaths of citizens in jail. I need more fatality reports. 

1) Fatality reports needed on all citizens who die in police custody
I want the fatality reports of all citizens who have died in police custody. This is either before they got to jail or were in jail.
Since this is a big project, will I have to provide the names of these citizens?
Or do you have a way to screen the fatality reports as I would expect from the government?
Please let me know.

2) Also is there any way I could just access past fatality reports by myself?

3) Why doesn't the government keep all fatality reports on the website like the AER is doing for all non-compliances for the oil and gas industry?

Why do we have no continuous record of the fatality reports?
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

sincerely,
Julie Ali
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Marty Douglasdale Best of luck with the research. This is both surprising and an element of "public knowledge" that obviously needs some updating.
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Julie Ali Marty Douglasdale Thanks. It's curious to me why the fatality reports are not retained on the Alberta Justice website to provide ongoing accountability and transparency to the public about the work of the GOA. Why are the fatality reports removed when there is no need for their removal?
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