Mother speaks out after son’s arrest by Saskatoon police

Evan Penner’s mother spoke to the media Thursday about what happened to her son in Saskatchewan on July 4.

Sherry Penner said she travelled from her northern Manitoba home to get him after seeing his violent arrest by Saskatoon police.

Penner said she couldn’t finish watching the video filmed by a bystander and uploaded to YouTube.

She said it’s been an emotional week and now she and her son need some space.

Reporter / Saskatoon

Priscilla is Cree and a member of Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. She has worked with APTN National News in the past as a reporter in Winnipeg, host for an entertainment segment, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Wolf is an alumni of the INCA –Indian Communications Arts Program at FNUC & has a BA of Indigenous Studies from the University of Regina. She brings over ten years of experience working in media across the prairie provinces.