The coroner’s jury at the inquest into the death of Ryan Natomagan-Nelson has given no recommendations.
This means the jury felt that there was nothing else the police officers could have done to prevent the incident.
Ryan Natomagan-Nelson was fatally shot by Prince Albert police in July, 2013.
Alma Wiebe, councillor for the coroner’s office, says it is unusual for a jury not to make any recommendations.
“But every jury has its own job based on its own facts and I really respect what they did here, they obviously came to the conclusion that there was nothing that they could find in the evidence that supported a recommendation,” said Wiebe.
Throughout the inquest the jury heard testimony from family members, police officers, paramedics and experts.
It was established that Ryan Natomagan-Nelson was shot three times by Prince Albert police in July, 2013 after he had ran at them with a knife.
Natomagan-Nelson later died in hospital.
According to Sergeant Shawn Stubbs, the chief firearms officer in the province, officers are trained to use their firearms when faced with a knife.
Sgt. Stubbs says police officers are trained to shoot at the largest part of the body to better stop the threat.
Both police officers who shot Natomagan-Nelson said it will be an incident that will affect them the rest of their lives.
Shirley Nelson, aunt of the deceased, had this to say on behalf of the Natomagan-Nelson family:
“We are sorry that things came out the way they happened, shots were fired and a person died. We cannot bring anybody back from the dead, so we have to move on.”