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How Thunder Bay police fail Indigenous people

CBC Reporter Jorge Barrera unpacks the recommendations from Ontario’s police watchdog report on systemic racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service.
Thea Gliddy holds the Thunder Bay police report into the death of her sister Christina Gliddy. (Cameron MacIntosh/CBC)
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"When the agency that's supposed to protect you is also an agency that you fear, there is really little place for you to find shelter," says Jorge Barrera, a reporter with CBC's Indigenous Unit, in relation to a disturbing new report about the Thunder Bay Police Service.

Ontario's police watchdog Gerry McNeilly says "systemic racism" exists at an institutional level inside the police force. And the consequences of this racism are so severe that he's recommending nine cases involving the deaths of Indigenous people be re-opened and re-investigated.

Today on Front Burner, we look at how Thunder Bay Police failed Indigenous people.

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