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Nicous Spring: Man, 21, was supposed to be released day before fatal jail injury

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A 21-year-old man from Montreal who died last Saturday following intervention by prison guards should have been released from a Bordeaux detention center the day before he was fatally injured.

Quebec’s Ministry of Public Security, which has jurisdiction over the state’s detention center, has confirmed that Nixe Dundle Spring was illegally detained in the Montreal Prison.

“It should be noted that two other prisoners, who turned up on 23 December 2022, were supposed to be released on the same day and had been detained illegally. He was released the day after May 24.” Ministry of Public Security spokesman.

For reasons still unknown, Dandre Spring was still in custody on 24 December. Union representatives representing Quebec Correctional Officers.

Matthew Lavoie, president of Quebec’s Syndicate des Agents de la Paix en Service Collectionnell, said supervisors then told agents to pepper-spray detainees wearing masks. He said he ordered them to be dispersed.

The ministry said he lost consciousness during the operation and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Nikos Dundle Spring

A prison officer involved in the intervention was temporarily dismissed from duty after the incident, the ministry confirmed Wednesday.

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The Ministry of Public Security (MSP) has ordered the Direction de l’audit interne, des enquêtes et de l’inspection (DAIEI) to conduct an internal audit of the December 24 incident. Daiei’s findings will be carefully analyzed by MSP and may take corrective action if necessary.”

Quebec’s Minister of Public Safety, François Bonadel, reacted to the man’s illegal detention on Thursday. Post to Twitterhe said he wanted an answer as to what happened.

“Mistakes made must be admitted and answered. My department will follow up on any recommendations that may be made as a result of the investigation,” Bonadel tweeted.

The Bordeaux Prison will be shown in Montreal on Sunday, February 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

In addition to the internal audit announced Thursday, the ministry also ordered an administrative investigation into the behavior of corrections officers.

The coroner’s office is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of death. Quebec police have also launched an investigation. The Sûreté du Québec’s Crimes Against the Person unit will decide whether criminal charges are warranted.

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D’Andre Spring was an aspiring Montreal rapper under the name ‘YK Lyrical’.

He was in the Bordeaux Prison after his arrest on December 20. He pleaded not guilty to assaulting a police officer, making threatening statements, and possessing a weapon for dangerous purposes.

He has been arrested three times in the past.

His loved ones are planning a vigil for him on Friday evening at a park in Montreal’s Notre-Dame de Grasse neighborhood. An online fundraiser was also created to support the man’s family.

“Nicous leaves his mother, aunts, sisters, nieces, nephews and many beloved extended family and friends. It will be used to alleviate the financial stress we are currently facing.” Fundraiser Description.

Days after his death, social media was flooded with support for the young Montrealer. He was described by his Facebook friends as “an incredibly happy person whose smile is so contagious.”

Stephen Hennessy, coordinator of the Westhaven-Elmhurst Community Association, also wrote on Facebook that D’Andre Spring was “always respectful” and “helpful in lending a hand around the center.”

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