Hudson death sparks conversation about the role of IIU in Manitoba

Hudson death sparks conversation about the role of IIU in Manitoba
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WINNIPEG —
Thursday it was determined that the officer involved in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Eishia Hudson would not face any charges.

The verdict has sparked a conversation about the role police and the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) play in our province.

“There has to be a change in the numbers,” said Damon Johnston, president of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg.

“We have to see a lowering of the number of instances where Indigenous people are shot in their confrontations with police.”

He said there’s a lack of trust between Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and the law enforcement.

“There’s no example or president of an institution like the IIU that’s actually been successful in holding police officers accountable for…



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