MMIW inquiry calls for creation of national police force

By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls wants governments to create a national police force that would address persistent questions for families and survivors. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, who spoke in Ottawa on Wednesday as she unveiled interim findings, said the inquiry does not have a police arm, a challenge her commission has confronted from the beginning of its mandate. “According to our terms of reference, we can refer matters back to police services, other services, for re-investigation when we find new information in particular,’’ Buller said at a press conference. “That’s an important distinction.’’ Buller explained that the need for justice has been consistently raised across the country by families and survivors who want answers, but families do not fall “neatly’’ into the box that…

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