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B.C. First Nation says apology ceremony can’t proceed in absence of police officers who wrongfully handcuffed members

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The apology ceremony was part of a settlement agreement between Maxwell Johnson and the Vancouver Police Board. Johnson was arrested alongside his 12-year-old granddaughter in December 2019 after a bank employee phoned police. A statement from the nation says it views the constables' decisions not to attend "as a symptom of the larger systemic failure to acknowledge and take responsibility for systemic racism"
Published 3 months ago · Bella Bella, Canada

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B.C. First Nation says apology ceremony can’t proceed in absence of police officers who wrongfully handcuffed members

The Heiltsuk First Nation says the decision of two Vancouver police officers not to attend an apology ceremony represents a failure of the department as a whole to take accountability for systemic racism.

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Indigenous apology ceremony cancelled after police officers who wrongfully arrested B.C. man don't show

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Indigenous apology ceremony cancelled after no-show by arresting police officers

But the Heiltsuk Nation issued a statement Sunday saying the ceremony may not happen if the two arresting officers don't attend.

3 months ago·Vancouver, Canada
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Indigenous apology cancelled, wrongly arrested man upset, after no-show by constables

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Indigenous apology ceremony cancelled after no-show by arresting police officers

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A British Columbia First Nation has cancelled an apology ceremony saying it is deeply disappointed that the Vancouver police officers who wrongly arrested two of their members failed to show up.

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