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Mother of Jordan Lafond, FSIN want independent oversight of probes when people die dealing with police – Star Phoenix

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201927 Views

June 11, 2019

SASKATOON — Indigenous groups want Saskatchewan to establish an independent civilian-led authority to oversee investigations when people die or are hurt in dealings with police.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Mistawasis Nehiyawak Cree First Nation west of Prince Albert say they are making the call to support Charmaine Dreaver.

Her son, Jordan Lafond, died in 2016 after a truck crash and scuffle with Saskatoon police.

During the inquest, Saskatchewan’s chief forensic pathologist testified he wasn’t sure if Lafond died because of the crash or because he was kneed in the head by police four times.

Read More: https://thestarphoenix.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/fsin-wants-independent-oversight-of-probes-when-people-die-dealing-with-police/wcm/7e41160f-cbe0-4f72-9aa0-c814fac0501b

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