The jury at the coroner’s inquest into the death of a Lac Seul First Nation man, shot by provincial police in 2010, made recommendations this week that police find ways to respond more quickly to critical incidents in northwestern Ontario.
by Mark Blackburn, APTN National News, July 13, 2017
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has charged two police officers with the death of Debra Chrisjohn, 39, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, May 23, 2017
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged Thunder Bay’s police chief with obstruction of justice and breach of trust.
According to a release sent Tuesday afternoon from the OPP, the investigation started in January at the request of the RCMP. Read the rest of this entry
Jury recommends better mental health services, more police training
By Jody Porter, CBC News, May 13, 2016
CTV News/The Canadian Press, September 19, 2015
SARNIA, Ont. — A southwestern Ontario First Nation says it has ratified an agreement in the dispute over Camp Ipperwash, which saw the death of aboriginal protester Dudley George in 1995.
In a release Saturday, the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation said eligible voting members approved the deal with the federal government in a vote held on Friday.
The First Nation says the agreement includes a financial settlement in excess of $90 million, the return of land appropriated by the federal government in 1942 under the War Measures Act and cleanup of Stony Point lands.
Three police vehicles destroyed, officers barricaded in detachment in June 27 protest in Pikangikum
CBC News, July 10, 2015
Provincial police have arrested and charged eight people from Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario, after a protest last month destroyed three police vehicles and left officers barricaded inside their detachment.
Four adults and four young offenders were arrested and charged on July 7 or July 8 with a variety of offences.
A 30-year-old woman is facing charges of assault a peace officer with a weapon. Other charges include break and enter, mischief and breach of probation.
CBC News, July 6, 2015
A Thunder Bay, Ont., lawyer says he wants to take an Ontario Provincial Police officer to court for breaking the shoulder of a First Nations woman during her arrest.
Francis Thatcher is looking into the possibility of filing a private criminal prosecution or a civil suit against the police force and the officers who arrested Bonnie Muckuck in October 2013. Read the rest of this entry
PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, Ont. – Three police vehicles and the remote reserve’s police building were damaged during a violent protest following an officer’s altercation with a community member.
About 200 members of Pikangikum First Nation demonstrated outside the community’s police headquarters on Saturday.
OPP Sgt. Peter Leon confirmed the incident began when a Pikangikum Police officer used a stun gun on an individual who was interfering with an investigation.
“Later that day a group of community members who were upset with the actions of this officer began what was a peaceful protest out front of the Pikangikum police service building,” he said.
CBC News, June 11, 2015
A woman from Mishkeegogamang First Nation, north of Thunder Bay, Ont., has been found not guilty of assaulting police in an altercation that resulted in her shoulder and ribs being broken.
Bonnie Muckuck was charged with assaulting her partner and then assaulting an Ontario Provincial Police officer during her arrest outside Casual’s Convenience Store in Pickle Lake, Ont., on October 16, 2013. Read the rest of this entry
March 26 2014
The same Conservative government that dismissed a federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women as too costly, has allocated $91.7 million over five years in its budget for a high-tech surveillance operation along the Quebec-Ontario border with the US in order to find and shut down Mohawk-run underground tobacco operations. The funds were set aside specifically for a “Geospatial Intelligence and Automatic Dispatch Centre,” which will rely on a number of different and costly surveillance technologies.
Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, March 11, 2014
Mohawk activist Shawn Brant has asked the Ontario Provincial Police not to erase cellblock video of his stay in custody Saturday after he claims to have fallen violently ill in his cell. Read the rest of this entry