The union representing 26 of the people who last saw Howard Hyde alive is happy with the results of the inquiry into his jail cell death.
The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) on Thursday supported provincial court Judge Anne Derrick’s report.
“We agree with Justice Derrick’s overall conclusion that we need to create a culture of respect for people with mental illness and we agree with the recommendations she has made to help us do that,” said union president Joan Jessome.
Derrick rejected a medical examiner’s conclusion that the mentally ill Nova Scotia man died of excited delirium.
Hyde’s death was caused by a struggle with jail guards, the judge’s report said.