Adam Sprague was 25 years old when he died while in the custody of the Orangeville Police Service on November 11, 2010. Late in the evening of November 10, 2010, Adam had been arrested by members of the Orangeville Police Service for public intoxication under the Liquor License Act. It was later determined that the arrest had been unlawful. Adam was lodged in a cell at the Orangeville Police Station overnight. The police failed to check on Adam during a period of approximately 8 hours. When a police officer finally entered Adam’s cell at approximately 7:45 a.m. on November 11, 2010, Adam was deceased. Lawyers Julian Falconer and Asha James of Falconers LLP represented the Sprague family at the inquest into Adam’s death.
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Sprague inquest to resume Tuesday Orangeville Citizen, October 24, 2013
Sprague inquest adjourned until February Orangeville Banner, November 1, 2013