Long Plain First Nation seeks more law enforcement presence

The Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba says it needs more law enforcement on the reserve.

Band leaders cite a rise in drug- and alcohol-related violence. But with just one RCMP on the reserve, they are seeking additional resources.

“We have an RCMP detachment in the community. We're just trying to get the provincial and federal government to fill it up with officers,” Chief David Meeches told CBC News.

Early Saturday morning, an RCMP officer shot and injured a 28-year-old man, Craig Peters, who was reportedly causing trouble at an all-night party on the reserve. An investigation is underway.

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