Stanley Fischer was found dead in a jail cell in Victoria, Canada, in November 1981.
According to the police, he hanged himself with a rope made from a piece of blanket that was in the cell. Fischer ‘s family believes the police are responsible for his death. Fischer’s nephew Mark saw his arrest. The police arrested Fischer after an argument at a bar. Two officers pushed him to the ground and then took him to a police car. Mark said he heard one of the officers threatening Fischer.
A police report after Fischer’s death indicated that there was no blood on his body. Mark claims that when he saw Fischer’s body in the morgue, there was blood on his forehead and cheek. In addition, Fischer had 3 broken ribs. It is unknown if they were broken before or after the arrest. Mark asked the police to conduct a new investigation into Fischer’s death. He believes that he could not rip the blanket by hand, it could only be cut.
Mark believes that the officers brutally beat Fischer in the cell and then staged his suicide. If Fischer committed suicide, then, according to Michael, the police are still responsible for this, because the officers should have been watching him. In June 2021, the police refused to reopen the investigation as no new information had been found in the case.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
The initiative group has requested the clarification from Attorney General of Canada David T. Lametti and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.