Officers cleared in fatal shooting of indigenous man with ties to Waterloo Region – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202034 Views

February 24, 2020

KITCHENER — The province’s police watchdog has cleared two officers in a fatal shooting that killed in Indigenous man with ties to Waterloo Region.

Greg Ritchie was shot dead by police in Ottawa’s Elmvale Plaza January 31 of last year.

He was a member of the Saugeen First Nation who came to Waterloo Region to learn the sacred fire teachings.

He became a fire keeper at Conestoga College’s Pow Wows. Those who knew him said he lived off the land and promoted his culture by carrying Aboriginal artifacts.

He had one of the artifacts on him the day he was fatally shot.

A Special Investigations Unit report details that a bus driver called the police about a white man dressed in black with a knife hidden under his jacket walking around the plaza.

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