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Irene Joseph’s takedown by Smithers RCMP captured in photo

Wet'suwet'en elder Irene Joseph assaulted by Smithers RCMP officer.

Wet’suwet’en elder Irene Joseph assaulted by Smithers RCMP officer.

61-year-old woman alleges excessive force after she was thrown to the ground for refusing to answer questions

CBC News, Dec 13, 2014

A 61-year-old Smithers Wet’suwet’en elder is filing a formal complaint claiming police used excessive force when an officer shoved her to the ground for refusing to answer questions about an alleged theft.

Jospeh said she visited a store last weekend where she talked to someone inside. Outside she said she was met by an RCMP officer who said he was investigating an alleged theft. Read the rest of this entry