Police to investigate treatment of Native actor
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, are investigating the treatment of Native actor who was handcuffed and thrown into a police cruiser.
Gregory Odjig, an Odawa from Ontario, is in Saskatoon to perform with the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. But after the incident in which he was temporarily detained, he says he doesn't feel safe walking the streets as a Native person.
Native people are suspicious of the police in Saskatoon due to the deaths of several people, including a teen who was last seen with police on the night he went missing. One Native man came forward after officers dumped him on the edge of town in the freezing cold.