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After 4 fatal police shootings in 40 days, Grand Chief wants Manitoba officers to wear body cams – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2020105 Views

Confidential Manitoba Justice study advised against them, but civilian investigators say they’re helpful

Apr 29, 2020

After a rash of fatal shootings by police, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is calling for body-worn cameras by front-line officers to help restore its confidence in future independent investigations.

In a span of 40 days beginning on March 10, 2020, Winnipeg police officers shot and killed four people in the course of their duties.

With more than seven months left in the year, this frequency of deadly encounters already surpasses any year in recent memory. Since 2000, 19 people have been killed by Winnipeg Police Service gunfire. Of those, 12 were Indigenous.

In 15 of those cases, the Independent Investigations Unit of Manitoba concluded the officer’s actions were justified, leading to no charges. The remaining four are still under investigation.

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