The family of Colton Boushie is taking both Gerald Stanley, the man acquitted of murder in Boushie’s death, and the RCMP to court.
A statement of claim was filed Wednesday in Saskatoon one day before the two year anniversary of the shooting against both.
The claim against Stanley alleges Boushie’s death was “a direct result of negligent, reckless or intentional acts” by Stanley.. The claim against RCMP alleges their Charter of Rights were violated when officers searched Boushie’s home hours after the shooting and to tell the family what had happened. It goes on to say that members of the family have suffered emotionally as a result of that incident.
The defendants have 30 days to file a statement of defence.
Boushie was killed August 9, 2016 when the SUV he was in with a group of others went into a farmyard owned by Stanley after the SUV sustained a flat tire.
A confrontation erupted in the farmyard with Stanley shooting Boushie as he sat in the vehicle.