Indigenous women in Saskatchewan subject to police mistreatment: report
|globalnews.ca 19 Jun 2017 at 12:44|
A human rights group says indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police.
The report cites multiple complaints of violent arrests, strip searches by male police officers and a lack of protection for women who were victims of domestic violence.
The report says Saskatchewan should set up an independent unit to investigate allegations of police misconduct instead of letting police agencies oversee reviews themselves.
The report also calls for more detox facilities, more female officers to do strip searches and more training for police officers on indigenous history.