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The admission in June by the new chief of the Saskatoon Police Service Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) is the municipal police force in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Police Chief Clive Weighill is currently the head of the force. History
In 1882 the Royal North West Mounted Police (NWMP) established a detachment in Saskatoon.
 that an officer was disciplined in 1976 for taking a Native woman to the outskirts of the city and abandoning her there has increased the intensity of the spotlight on the embattled police force.

After two Saskatoon Saskatoon (săskətn`), city (1991 pop. 186,058), S central Sask., Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River.  police officers were convicted forcible forc·i·ble  
adj.
1. Effected against resistance through the use of force: The police used forcible restraint in order to subdue the assailant.

2. Characterized by force; powerful.
 confinement after dropping Darrell Night outside of town on a frigid frig·id
adj.
1. Extremely cold.

2. Persistently averse to sexual intercourse.
 January night in 2000, the force insisted the incident was isolated. But now Chief Russell Sabo admits that, in fact, there was this other occasion, and there is a possibility that the force has been dumping Native people outside the city for years.

The provincial government has called a public inquiry to begin in autumn into the death of 17-year-old Neil Stonechild Neil Stonechild (1973-November 25, 1990) was a First Nations teenager who died of hypothermia.

In 2003, the Saskatchewan provincial government started a formal inquiry into Stonechild's death.
, whose frozen body was found north of the city in 1990. A witness has said Stonechild was seen in the back of a police cruiser the night he went missing.

Lawrence Wagner, a 30-year-old Cree man, was found frozen to, death in 2000 near the Saskatoon dump. His family believes his death to be suspicious. Rodney Naistus--another Aboriginal man--was found frozen in the snow five days earlier.
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Title Annotation:brutal treatment of native people by police; inquiry into death of Neil Stonechild
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Date:Jul 1, 2003
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