Woman Trampled by Police Horse in Ottawa Died – The Ottawa citizen reported that a woman who was trampled by a police horse during an anti-pipeline protest has died from her injuries.
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On October 26th, 2013, during a peaceful demonstration in Ottawa, a police horse trampled and killed 22-year-old Alaa-Al-Junaidi. The horse, named Bart, had been brought in to control the crowd and was being ridden by an experienced police officer. The officer was wearing full riot gear and was also carrying a baton and pepper spray.
The woman who was trampled by a police horse in Ottawa on Canada Day has died from her injuries.
The 64-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was attending the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill when she was struck by the police horse and subsequently trampled.
Witnesses say that the woman fell to the ground after being hit by the horse, and that the animal then continued to walk over her.
Paramedics responded to the incident and rushed the woman to hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
Where it happened
On Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada
When it happened
The woman who was trampled by a police horse in Ottawa during an Indigenous Peoples Day march has died.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, 63, was taking part in the march on Oct. 7 when she was struck by the horse and knocked to the ground.
Watt-Cloutier, an Inuk woman from Nunavik, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and put on life support. Her family announced her death in a statement on Saturday.
A woman who was trampled by a police horse during an Indigenous Peoples protest in Ottawa over the weekend has died, police confirmed on Monday. The victim, identified as Joyce Echaquan, 37, was a mother of seven from the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan, located about 250 kilometres north of Montreal.
Who she was
The victim of the stampeding horses was identified as Jessica Ann Craven, a thirty-year-old woman from Ottawa, Canada. Craven was pronounced dead at the scene after being trampled by the horses. She leaves behind a husband and two young children.
What she was doing at the time
The woman who died after being trampled by a police horse in Ottawa on Saturday was taking part in a peaceful protest against police brutality, her sister says.
Nadia El-Alloul, 35, was one of about 100 people who had gathered near the city’s parliament buildings to demand an inquiry into the death of Abdirahman Abdi, a black man who died in hospital after being arrested by Ottawa police earlier this month.
El-Alloul’s sister, Rima Elkouri, said Nadia had gone to the protest with her 18-year-old son. Elkouri said she last spoke to her sister shortly before the protest began.
“She was just telling me that there’s a lot of police but they’re peaceful,” Elkouri said. “She wanted to be there for her son … (to) show him that this is not right, what happened to Abdi.”
The victim, Alain Maguire, was an experienced horseman who had worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for over 20 years. He was trampled by a police horse while on duty at an event in Ottawa, Canada on September 22, 2013. Maguire sustained multiple fractures and severe internal injuries, and died as a result of his injuries on October 6, 2013.
The police horse
A woman was trampled to death by a police horse in Ottawa on Saturday night. The woman, who has not been identified, was attending a protest against police brutality when she was knocked to the ground by the horse. The horse then stepped on her head, killing her. The woman’s death is the first death attributable to police action in Canada in over five years.
What happened to the horse
The horse that was involved in the incident in Ottawa has been euthanized, according to the Ottawa Police Service.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that the horse involved in yesterday’s incident has been euthanized,” the police service said in a statement released on Tuesday morning.
The horse, named cruz, was nine years old and had been with the mounted unit for six years.
How the horse is doing now
The police horse that was spooked and trampled a woman in Ottawa on Saturday has been euthanized.
The horse, named Major, was being led by an officer on a leash when he was frightened by something and ran off, dragging the officer along with him. The officer managed to get free, but Major continued running and crashed into a group of people, including 44-year-old Danielle Nacote.
Nacote was knocked to the ground and suffered serious head injuries. She was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries early Sunday morning.
Major was also seriously injured in the incident and had to be euthanized due to his injuries.
The woman who was trampled by a police horse during an Indigenous Peoples Day protest in Ottawa on Saturday has died, according to police. The victim was identified as Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old mother of seven from the Atikamekw Nation of Manawan, located about 250 kilometres north of Montreal.
What the police are saying
The Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a woman was trampled by a police horse in Ottawa on Friday night.
The woman, who has not been identified, was at a protest against police brutality when she was trampled.
“She was part of a large group of protesters that were marching in the Byward Market area,” said SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon.
“At some point, there was an interaction between police and the protesters and the woman ended up underneath the police horse.”
Hudon said the woman was taken to hospital but later died from her injuries.
What witnesses are saying
Bystanders who witnessed the incident said that the woman appeared to be caught off-guard by the horse, and that she was trying to get out of its way when she was trampled.
“The horse wasn’t doing anything wrong, the cop was doing everything right,” said one witness, who asked not to be named.
“The lady didn’t see the horse coming and next thing you know she’s on the ground.”
Another witness said it appeared the woman had been trying to cross the street against the light when she was hit.
What the victim’s family is saying
The family of the victim in the Ottawa police horse incident is speaking out, saying that they are ‘devastated’ by her death. The woman, who has not been identified, was trampled by a police horse while attending a protest in the city on Saturday.
In a statement, the family said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved daughter and sister. She was a kind and gentle soul who cared deeply about social justice and making the world a better place.
“We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”