Declaration of the Aboriginal Women of Val-d’Or

MONTREAL, Nov. 17, 2016 – It is with bitter disappointment and deep concern that we learned that the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Quebec (DCPP) will lay no criminal charges against the six police officers of Val-d’Or implicated by our denunciations last year. Eighteen months ago, at the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre, we had decided, after careful consideration, to forget about fear, break the silence and finally speak out with an open heart by publicly denouncing to reporter Josée Dupuis of Radio Canada’s Enquête program how we had been, for many years, victims of intimidation, abuse of power, and sexual and physical abuse by SQ officers in Val-d’Or. We made these denunciations for our friend Sindy and the Ruperthouse family with the hope that she would be found,…

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