Public Encouraged to Continue Making Submissions to Address Systemic Racism within Thunder Bay Police Service

The systemic review of Ontario’s police watchdog was prompted by complaints that the drowning death of Stacey Debungee in 2015, was too quickly deemed non-criminal by police. Falconers LLP lawyers, Julian Falconer and Meaghan Daniel, represent the DeBungee family and Rainy River First Nations community. Ontario’s police watchdog remains open to public input for his wide-ranging review of the Thunder Bay Police Service.

Ontario’s Independent Police Review Director, Gerry McNeilly, said the January 31st deadline was set to motivate people to get their comments in early, but he’s still interested in hearing from people. He’d like to hear of “any concerns they might have, any suggestions they have, any recommendations they think I should be making to improve the situation in Thunder Bay and to improve the situation between Indigenous members of the community and police.”

In the News

Police watchdog seeks ideas to improve relations between Thunder Bay police, Indigenous people   CBC, January 31, 2017

Independent Police Review Director to visit FWFN   TBNewsWatch, January 31, 2017

OIPRD Director Gerry McNeilly on CBC’s Superior Morning with Lisa Laco   January 31, 2017

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Hit Here to Play: “Death In Thunder Bay: No Foul Play”   The Fifth Estate, November 11, 2016
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TBP review includes whether officers handled cases in ‘discriminatory way’    National News, November 4, 2016
Ontario police watchdog widens probe of Thunder Bay police   OurWindsor, November 4, 2016
Thunder Bay cops face probe for all missing persons cases   Toronto Star, November 4, 2016
Missing, murdered Indigenous women cases face systemic review in Thunder Bay, On CBC, November 4, 2016

Bottom Right of the Toronto Star's Front Page: 'Thunder Bay cops face probe for all missing persons cases"

Bottom Right of the Toronto Star’s Front Page: ‘Thunder Bay cops face probe for all missing persons cases’

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The continued article in the Toronto Star



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