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Man Shot and Killed by RCMP during ‘Standoff’ on Frog Lake First Nation

ASIRT investigating rcmp shooting at Frog Lake reserve 

A man is dead after he was shot by RCMP during a ‘standoff’ at the Frog Lake First Nation reserve in Alberta.

According to media reports Elk Point RCMP attempted to arrest a man at a family member’s home on the reserve around 10 a.m., Thursday. A standoff followed that lasted for several hours despite attempts to establish contact by an RCMP negotiator. Late in the evening a confrontation occurred which resulted in officers discharging their firearms. The man was struck by gunfire and fatally wounded.

Investigators recovered a sawed-off firearm at the scene. No officers were injured and police said there was no concern for public safety.

The RCMP remains the lead investigating agency on the events leading up to the shooting. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances around the death of the man and police conduct.

The RCMP would not comment further on the incident.

Frog Lake First Nation is located about 207 kilometres east of Edmonton.

Brother of Indigenous man shot and killed in North Battleford claims RCMP chased wrong car

Brother claims RCMP chased wrong car

The brother of an Indigenous man shot and killed by RCMP during a police chase in North Battleford claims officers were pursuing the wrong car.

“The story of him being a suspect, of chasing a guy, is wrong. It just so happens he was in a white, four-door car in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Landin Blanko told CTV News on Monday.

“He was an innocent man, shot and being blamed for something he didn’t actually do.”

Brydon Whitstone

Saskatchewan RCMP shoot and kill Indigenous man in North Battleford

 

Brydon Whitstone, 22, of Onion Lake, Sask., is dead after North Battleford RCMP fired shots on Saturday night. (David Hutton/CBC NEWS)

An Indigenous man is dead after he was shot by RCMP in North Battleford, Sask.

Brydon Whitstone, 22, of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, died after being shot by RCMP on Saturday.

Police said the incident unfolded just before 9 p.m.

According to CBC News, RCMP reported receiving a call from a man, saying he had been chased and shot at from a vehicle.

“Members located the suspect vehicle and initiated a brief pursuit,” RCMP Chief Supt. Maureen Levy, criminal operations officer for Saskatchewan, told media in Regina on Sunday.

The chase ended shortly after Whitmore allegedly rammed a police cruiser.

In response to the driver’s actions following the pursuit, a RCMP member discharged their firearm.

Whitstone, died as a result of his injuries en route to hospital.

The Regina Police Service will conduct an independent investigation.

Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), spoke on the Brent Loucks Show on 650 CKOM Monday morning in response to the shooting.

He said he’d been getting calls and messages throughout the weekend, with many questioning the details around the RCMP shooting.

Cameron said the situation furthers the mistrust First Nations people have about the justice system, and noted that there is also a lack of trust in the independent investigation.

He said he was concerned police may have been too quick to use lethal force.

By: RPM Staff

‘Guy Fawkes’ Masked Man Dead After RCMP Shooting At BC Hydro Open House (VIDEO)

Dawson Creek RCMP await the arrival of IIO investigators outside the Fixx Urban Grill restaurant, where a man was shot dead by police Thursday night outside a Site C open house. Police held the scene while members of the independent police investigations office flew in from Vancouver.

Dawson Creek RCMP await the arrival of IIO investigators outside the Fixx Urban Grill restaurant, where a man was shot dead by police Thursday night outside a Site C open house. Police held the scene while members of the independent police investigations office flew in from Vancouver.

Alaska Highway News 

RCMP shot and killed a masked man outside a restaurant in Dawson Creek last night.

Investigators from the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) boarded a flight from Vancouver this morning to Fort St. John and were expected to be in Dawson Creek around 11 a.m.

The shooting took place outside the Fixx Urban Grill restaurant at the Stonebridge Hotel on Highway 2 near the outskirts of the city. RCMP were called to the restaurant around 6:30 p.m. last night to reports of a man disrupting and damaging property at a BC Hydro open house on the Site C dam project.

Hydro had been holding the open house in the banquet facilities of the restaurant to update the public on construction timelines for the $8.8-billion hydro dam on the Peace River.

The IIO says police arrived on scene and encountered a man wearing a mask outside the restaurant, and believed him to be connected to the complaint. At some point, a confrontation occurred and police shot the masked man. He was taken to hospital where he later died of his wounds, according to the IIO.

No officers or other civilians were injured, IIO spokeswoman Kellie Kilpatrick told the Alaska Highway News.

The office says it will not be commenting on any of the officers involved in the shooting, or releasing details on the identity of the dead man, or where he was shot.

Police are not saying specifically whether this was the same man escorted out of the Hydro event, and have not said what kind of mask the man was wearing. It remains unclear if the man was armed with a weapon, and what attempts, if any, he had made toward officers.

Guy Fawkes mask

A man waiting in the parking an hour after the shooting said another man showed him a cell phone video taken of the body. He had never met the man before, and did not know his name.

“He had a video he showed me, and he zoomed in to see what mask it was. [The man who took the video] didn’t know that it was called a Guy Fawkes mask,” said the man.

The mask, popularized by the 2005 film V for Vendetta, has become a symbol in certain protest movements.

The man who saw the video said he did not want his name used, saying he was new to the area and that his employment prospects could be impacted. This account has not been confirmed by police.

A cell phone video has surfaced which shows police shooting a man outside the Fixx Urban Grill.

WATCH:  Witness captures Dawson Creek RCMP shooting on cellphone. Warning: Contains disturbing content and graphic language.

Curtis Pratt was attending the open house and saw the man disrupting the event.

“He was flipping over the tables, and he walked around and started knocking the posters off, they had them on the stands and he was knocking them off. Then he went back and started tearing up the pictures and the maps,” Pratt said.

“I never saw anyone escort him out [of the building.] They just ushered him out through the door there and they were in another part of the building so we never saw after that what was going on. It seemed like everything was fine.”

Open house in Fort St. John also disrupted by protesters

Hydro has not yet released a statement on the shooting.

It had been holding open houses across the Peace Region over the last two weeks on its construction timelines for the project, which received the provincial green light to proceed last December. Shovels are expected to hit the ground on site preparation work any day now.

A small band of a dozen Treaty 8 First Nation members interrupted an open house in Fort St. John on July 9.

A video posted to YouTube shows local musician Garry Oker leading a drum procession. before making a short speech about a number of legal challenges in BC Supreme Court and federal court over the dam’s construction.

“I just want to let you know that we still got legal cases that we need to address,” Oker told the crowd.

“So, Site C, this is premature to our legal right to have a hearing in courts. We don’t have whole consent of Treaty 8 people.”

Oker later continued: “This is our sacred land. There’s something not right here. We need an opportunity to be able to have a court hearing and after that we can be able to abide by the law. But, right now, this type of thing is not right, it doesn’t feel right. It’s not right to be able to push that kind of stuff on our people.”

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Dawson Creek RCMP Shooting: Man Dies At Site C Dam Open House

Investigators are probing a deadly RCMP shooting at a Dawson Creek hotel restaurant. | Jonny Wakefield/Alaska Highway News

Investigators are probing a deadly RCMP shooting at a Dawson Creek hotel restaurant. | Jonny Wakefield/Alaska Highway News

The Huffington Post B.C.

RCMP in northeastern B.C. shot and killed a masked man who disrupted an informational session on the controversial Site C mega dam project.

Police in Dawson Creek were called to the Fixx Urban Grill inside the Stonebridge Hotel Thursday evening for reports of a man damaging property and disturbing an open house held by BC Hydro.

Responding officers encountered a man outside wearing a mask, said a news release. “Despite officer attempts to de-escalate the situation, a confrontation occurred,” said RCMP Insp. Ed Boettcher.

The man was shot and died in hospital, said officials. No officers or other members of the public were hurt.

BC Hydro was holding the last of five open houses this month on itsconstruction planning for Site C. Thehydroelectric dam on the Peace River is opposed by environmental groups, citizens, and First Nations. They believe the $8.8-billion project will negatively impact the environment, farming and wildlife in the area.

Despite several ongoing legal challenges, construction is slated to begin this summer.

Curtis Pratt, who was attending the open house, told the Alaska Highway News that he saw a man flipping tables in the restaurant around 6:30 p.m. The man was then escorted outside, said Pratt.

RCMP have secured the shooting scene and will remain there until a team from theIndependent Investigations Office arrives in Dawson Creek, about 1,200 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. The civilian-led IIO probes cases involving police that result in death or injury.

No details have been released on how many officers were involved in the shooting, or their backgrounds.

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