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RCMP watchdog investigates abuse allegations in northern B.C.

An RCMP watchdog will be investigating allegations that mounties in northern B.C. have raped and tortured First Nations women and girls. In a statement posted online (external link), the chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) says the investigation is in response to a report by Human Rights Watch entitled Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada (external link).

However, report co-author Megan Rhoad doesn't think the commission will do an adequate job investigating the complaints. She spoke with Betsy Trumpener, as did CPC director of operations Richard Evans.

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You can hear an interview with Meghan Rhoad the day the report was released in our archives.

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