Aboriginal Group Condemns Thunder Bay Police Actions

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 09:15 AM

Matawa First Nations Management is condemning what they call excessive use of force against a Matawa Education and Care Centre student.

The organization is responding to a video appearing to show a local police officer striking an Indigenous 17-year-old girl.

Matawa calls the alleged actions of the officer and paramedic on site unacceptable and unjustifiable.

It adds it’s also investigating the incident and considering legal action.

Matawa says it will hold local police and EMS accountable, calling the first responders’ approach “abhorrent.”