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The mom of the Halifax man who died in jail cell finds a lawyer to take her case – HalifaxToday.ca

After some delay, Jeannette Rogers says she found a lawyer from Burchell MacDougall who had agreed to take the case on a pro bono basis

The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police jail cell has found a lawyer who takes up her case when she presses complaints against arrest officers.

This came after Jeannette Rogers asked the Nova Scotia Police Review Board for additional time to confirm her legal counsel.

She told NEWS 95.7’s The Sheldon MacLeod Show that she didn’t have the legal expertise to go ahead without a lawyer.

“At the time I thought I could because I thought nobody knew the case better than me,” she said. “Unfortunately, I don’t know the law as well as lawyers.”

After some delay, Rogers says she found a lawyer from Burchell MacDougall who agreed to take the case on pro bono.

She is appealing the Halifax Regional Police’s disciplinary decisions against the three officers who arrested her son Corey Rogers in June 2016.

He died of suffocation while lying in a cell with a spit hood over his mouth when he appeared to be vomiting.

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