Nibinamik First Nation Chief Statement on Egan Street Incident – Net Newsledger

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201890 Views

5 December 2018

NIBINAMIK FN – Responding to an incident caught on video that occurred on Saturday, December 1st that appeared to show a female Uniform Patrol Officer of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) striking a youth member of our community, Nibinamik First Nation Chief Johnny Yellowhead offered the following statement:

“As Chief of Nibinamik First Nation, I wish to express my outrage at the violence done to one of our young women at the hands of the Thunder Bay Police Department this past weekend. It is entirely inexcusable. There is no possible justification for such an action of assault against a youth by a person in a position of power and authority.

Police are meant to protect people from violence, yet what is clear from this indefensible act is that some are the very ones perpetrating it against our communities, our youth, and our young women. ..

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