Manitoba’s chief medical examiner has called an inquest into the July 2019 in-custody death of Randy Clifford Cochrane.
Cochrane, 30, was arrested by Winnipeg police on July 14, 2019 after being spotted by patrol officers allegedly carrying a weapon. While being restrained, he became unresponsive. He was later declared dead in hospital.
Manitoba’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, cleared the officers involved with the arrest of any wrongdoing.
An autopsy determined the cause of death was the "toxic effects of methamphetamine, cocaine and ethanol" and the manner of death was accidental.
The time and location of the inquest have yet to be determined.