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Pierre Coriolan, 58
Montreal, Quebec
June 27, 2017

Agencies: BEI (Bureau des enquĂȘtes indĂ©pendantes, Bureau of Independent Investigations) Quebec

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Police should have no role in responding to mental health crises, activist groups said in response to last week's police shooting of a Montreal man.

About 200 people, including representatives from the Montreal and Toronto chapters of the group Black Lives Matter, attended a protest Sunday in front of the apartment where Pierre Coriolan was shot.

They then marched through downtown, where photos posted on social media showed them climbing onto a stage at Montreal's International Jazz Festival.

Quebec's police watchdog says they believe Coriolan, 58, was distressed and holding a screwdriver in each hand when police arrived at his apartment last Tuesday.

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