Southern Manitoba chiefs calling for Indigenous police oversight commission after latest shooting

The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) in Manitoba is calling for the development of an Indigenous oversight body to investigate police shootings.

The request comes after three Indigenous people were shot and killed by Winnipeg police over a ten day period.

These deaths are currently being investigated by Manitoba’s watchdog.

But the issue is the unit’s track record has many losing faith in the system that’s supposed to hold officers to account.

Reporter / Winnipeg

Brittany joined the APTN news team in October 2016. She is Ojibway and a member of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. Before coming to APTN, she graduated with a joint degree in communications from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.