Trevor Kloschinsky is held in custody in connection with the death of former RCMP officer Rod Lazenby.
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CALGARY - The new lawyer for alleged cop-killer Trevor Kloschinsky says he wants more information to properly defend his client.
And Kim Ross said he also wants to know why his client continues to be manacled in the Calgary Remand Centre.
The accused appeared briefly in Calgary court, handcuffed, leg-shackled and emotionless.
"It's one of the issues I'm checking into," said Ross.
As for how typical it is for a prisoner at the facility to be so consistently manacled, Ross said "sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't."
The case was adjourned until Sept. 10, and by then Ross said he hopes to have more information to work with.
"Hopefully, by that time, we'll have some semblance of disclosure," he said. "What I've received are three pages of synopsis."
Kloschinsky, 46, is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 10 beating death of Municipal District of Foothills Peace Officer and ex-Mountie Rod Lazenby.
He was attacked at a Priddis, Alta., ranch, about 10 km east Calgary, while responding to a dog complaint and then allegedly brought by the accused to a southeast Calgary police station.
Crown prosecutors have said they'd like Kloschinsky to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine his legal fitness.
Ross said his client hasn't yet seen a doctor while incarcerated.