RCMP Not Dismissing Allegations From MNS
Monday, January 24, 2005 at 14:44
A spokesman for the RCMP says the force will treat any allegations of police misconduct from Metis citizens very seriously.
The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan is accusing some members of the force of intimidating, harassing and threatening Metis citizens as the Mounties look into allegations of electoral fraud in last year’s Metis election.
MNS president Dwayne Roth says RCMP officers have called some people at all hours of the night. Roth also alleges that Mounties have threatened to make an appearance at these persons’ place of work as a way of embarrassing them. He also says some have even been told that the Mounties might make arrangements to have their children taken away.
Corporal Brian Jones says he’s not aware of any complaints made through official channels about the RCMP’s alleged conduct, but he says people are welcome to file a complaint if they feel they’ve been the victim of police misconduct.