Winnipeg’s police board taking flak for its lack of diversity

Brittany Hobson
APTN National News

The appointment of two new members to the city’s police board has some concerned about the lack diversity on the board.

The police board is a civilian body that acts as a liaison between police and the community.  The people who sit on the board are appointed by the province and the city.

With two vacant positions to be filled, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman appointed two non-Indigenous people to take the jobs.

The appointments have people asking whether the board truly represents the diverse community.

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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.