This story sounds all too familiar to me. Brandon Travis Daniels, 19, was arrested Friday just after 6:30 p.m., when police responded to a complaint "regarding possible drunkenness," a police spokeswoman said Sunday. Twelve hours later, still in police custody, the indigenous man was dead.
To begin with it is unlikely Brandon was drunk. The Mistawasis First Nation man, was visiting cousins and shopping for an uncle's wedding when he went missing Friday afternoon, said his mother Sherry Bird. While his cousin was applying for a job, Brandon waited outside. When his cousin returned, he was gone.
Police had been called by someone who saw Daniels sitting on a bench and vomiting around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Thus, the cops figured - drunk Indian. I mean, why else would a person vomit?
I've seen this story too often for my liking.