Saskatoon police chief admits starlight cruises are not new.
After two Saskatoon police officers were convicted forcible confinement after dropping Darrell Night outside of town on a frigid 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, 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|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2003|
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