Lawyers to re­veal ma­jor de­vel­op­ment

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX - Lawyers for the fam­ily of a Nova Sco­tia teenager who died 27 years ago say there is a ma­jor de­vel­op­ment in the case. Ray Wag­ner says his firm will an­nounce the find­ings in the Clay­ton Miller case at a news con­fer­ence on Mon­day in Hal­i­fax.

Two in­ves­ti­ga­tions - con­ducted by Nova Sco­tia’s chief med­i­cal ex­am­iner and the province’s in­de­pen­dent po­lice watch­dog - con­cluded in 2015 that the 17-year-old was drunk when he fell into a stream in New Water­ford while try­ing to run from po­lice, who had raided a nearby bush party on May 4, 1990. Doc­tors had come to dif­fer­ing con­clu­sions about the cause of his death and a sub­se­quent in­quest and RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion both cleared the New Water­ford po­lice de­part­ment of any wrong­do­ing.

But over the years, Miller’s fam­ily has raised ques­tions about the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the teen’s death, say­ing they be­lieve key in­for­ma­tion was with­held from the public.

In a news re­lease, Wag­ner said the firm is de­ter­mined to “ex­pose the truth of what hap­pened to Clay­ton.”

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