Police watchdog launches probe into Colten Bushie death

OTTAWA- A police watchdog has launched a probe into the RCMP’s investigation into the shooting death of an Indigenous man on a Saskatchewan farm. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP says it is looking into how the RCMP handled the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. Boushie, a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, died in 2016 when the SUV he was in drove on to a farm near Biggar, Sask. Last month, a jury acquitted 56-year-old Gerald Stanley. Boushie’s family had been calling for a review of the RCMP investigation. Boushie’s mother has said that when RCMP came to notify her about her son’s death, officers were insensitive, started searching her home without permission and asked her if she’d been drinking. An internal RCMP investigation, done…

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