Searching landfill for remains of Indigenous women too complex for police: RCMP

 By Stephanie Taylor THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-The former head of the RCMP said in December that police were not equipped to handle the complexities of searching a Winnipeg-area landfill for the remains of slain Indigenous women, an effort the Manitoba government also now calls too dangerous. Brenda Lucki, who resigned her post as commissioner in March, was involved in discussions about searching the privately-owned Prairie Green Landfill north of Winnipeg late last year. In documents obtained by The Canadian Press through a request under the Access to Information Act, Lucki warned federal officials that the landfill site contained asbestos and other toxic gases, including ammonia. “As you see this is a complex matter that police are not equipped to deal with, ” she wrote in a Dec. 14 email to…

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