Quebec looking into alleged sexual assaults by police against Indigenous women

APTN National News 
QUEBEC – The Quebec government says investigations into allegations of sexual assault by police officers against native women are nearly completed.

Public Security Minister Lise Theriault said in the legislature today her office first heard about the allegations last May.

Theriault says provincial police conducted the investigations even though the alleged brutality and sexual assault was perpetrated by members of the force in Val-d’Or, in northwestern Quebec.

She contends the probes are independent because the investigators in question are not from the same area.

The story broke ahead of tonight’s broadcast of “Enquete,” a Radio-Canada investigative program that has looked into the abuse allegations.

– with files from The Canadian Press

Producer Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN / Montreal

Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.

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  1. Again Tom good coverage and a big thanks to Marie Josee for her hard work in doing all this research!

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