CJOB News Team reporting
A senior Crown Attourney from Saskatchewan Justice has determined no charges are warranted in the death of Brian Sinclair.
Winnipeg police say they interviewed more than 170 people their investigation before a report longer than 5,000 pages was sent to Manitoba Justice for an opinion on whether charges were warranted.
Manitoba Justice sent the file on to Saskatchewan Justice last year.
Police could not comment on why that decision was made. CJOB is waiting to hear from Saskatchewan Justice.
But Detective Sergeant John O'Donovan, who captained the investigation, did say who could have faced charges.
O'Donovan says the types of charges that could have been laid were criminal negligence causing death or failure to provide the necessities of life.
Vilko Zbogar, the lawyer for the Sinclair family, told CJOB both he and the family are disappointed with the decision.
He says the only good news is now that the criminal proceedings have wrapped up, an inquiry can proceed, which will look at the circumstances surrounding Sinclair's death and will likely make recommendations so that such a tragedy doesn't occur again.
No date for the inquest has been set.
(Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill, photo by CJOB's Kim Lawson)