New police board chair backs murdered, missing women inquiry

The newly-appointed chair of the Winnipeg Police Board supports supports for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
Coun. Scott Gillingham, the new chair of the Winnipeg Police Board said he has reviewed a September motion from city council for a national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women and fully supports it. (CBC)

The newly-appointed chair of the Winnipeg Police Board supports supports a national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women.

St. James Brooklands Coun. Scott Gillingham said he's reviewed a September motion from city council on the issue and stands behind a request to the federal government.

The council motion came after police chief Devon Clunis told the board Winnipeg should "take the reins" on murdered and missing women.

Clunis said "if any city should feel really close to this issue, it should be the city of Winnipeg."

The first meeting of the police board for the new city council is Friday.