POLITICS

Nova Scotia to release report into death of woman who had stroke in jail

05/23/2012 04:12 EDT | Updated 07/23/2012 05:12 EDT
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's government will release a report Thursday that examined the case of a woman who died after she had a stroke in a jail cell three years ago.

The investigation, ordered by provincial Justice Minister Ross Landry, reviewed whether Truro police followed proper procedures in the arrest and detention of Victoria Rose Paul.

The 44-year-old resident of Indian Brook, N.S., was arrested on Aug. 28, 2009, outside a Truro bar for public intoxication.

She had a stroke in jail and was taken the following day to a Halifax hospital, where she died on Sept. 5, 2009.

A previous review of the case by Halifax police found no wrongdoing.

Landry has said his decision to proceed with an investigation under the Police Act was prompted by concerns expressed by Paul's family and the native community.