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First Nations woman to sue police for breaking her shoulder


A woman from Mishkeegogamang First Nation in northwestern Ontario is suing the Ontario Provincial Police for $2 million in damages after her shoulder and ribs were broken during an arrest.

Bonnie Muckuck, 55, was found not guilty earlier this year of assaulting police in a 2013 altercation in Pickle Lake, Ont., in which she was injured. She was also found not guilty of assault on her partner, a complaint that led to her contact with police.

The judge in that case ruled that the injuries to Muckuck, whom he described as "frail and bird-like", were caused by police at the time of her arrest.


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