Police chief admits Natives were abandoned
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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2003

The police chief in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, had admitted police in the city dropped Natives at the edge of town "more than once," CBC News reports.

Chief Russell Sabo's statements contradict the police department's long-time stance on claims of brutality against Aboriginals. "It happened more than once and we fully admit that and, in fact, on behalf of the police department I want to apologize," Sabo told CBC. "It's quite conceivable there were other times."

Several Native men, as young as 17, have been found dead on the outskirts of town in incidents dating back more than a decade. First Nations leaders have blamed police for the deaths.

CBC reports new information about the death of Neil Stonechild, 17, who froze to death November 1990. Police were definitely looking for Stonechild the night he died, according to records examined by CBC. A witness says he saw Stonechild, a friend, in the back of a police cruiser.

Get the Story:
Saskatoon police chief says drop-offs happened 'more than once' (CBC News 6/9)
Stonechild witness says he was intimidated, threatened (CBC News 6/9)

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