Sudbury police ‘unlawfully’ detained Indigenous academic after she faced hospital racism, lawsuit alleges – CBC

Jun 29, 2022

Sudbury, Ont., hospital and police deny racism allegation in court filings

An Indigenous academic says she was unlawfully detained by police after she faced racial discrimination from medical staff at a hospital in Sudbury, Ont., according to a recently filed $300,000 lawsuit.

Tasha Beeds, of nêhiyaw, Scottish-Métis, and Bajan ancestry, said Sudbury police detained her under the provincial Mental Health Act and forced her to return to the Health Sciences North hospital, the lawsuit against the hospital and the police alleged.

Beeds left the hospital after she overheard medical staff laughing, saying she was “just looking for attention” and that she was “drunk” after Beeds collapsed on the floor and lost control of her bodily functions, the lawsuit, filed in March, said.

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