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Time For Action on Unity in Thunder Bay – Net Newsledger

6 December 2018

THUNDER BAY – OPINION – Once again Thunder Bay is in the national media and not for good reasons. A video posted on social media showing the alleged actions of a Thunder Bay Police Service Officer apparently striking an Indigenous youth has garnered massive national attention.

Thunder Bay Police Chief Hauth has acted quickly saying the officer involved has been served with papers saying the incident is under investigation. The Chief says the officer is off-duty. Citizens should be encouraging the new Chief of Police to take a strong stand and make sure our police officers are trained to the level that is needed to deal with the situations that they face on duty.

Having an independent investigation of this incident would also go a long way to building needed trust.

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