RCMP Officer Sues Three PBCN Members

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 16:20



A lawsuit has been launched by an RCMP officer against three members of a northern band who staged a protest in 2004.


In court documents obtained by the Saskatchewan News Network, Staff Sergeant Andrew McMillan is claiming action against Tommy Sewap, Gertie Dorion and Graham Linklater of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.


In the papers, McMillan alleges Dorion and Linklater closed a door on his left ring-finger during a protest two years ago.


The action caused him to lose the finger, affecting his ability to operate.


The story also says that a Melfort Judge found Linklater guilty of mischief in June. And Dorion pleaded guilty to a charge of mischief and unlawfully causing bodily harm in a Pelican Narrows court in August.


Meanwhile, the suit alleges band councilor Tommy Sewap should have known the protest would cause danger to the general public.


Sewap has told reporters he considers the incident unfortunate, but doesn’t feel responsible for the officer losing his finger.