Investigation Into Alleged Police Abuse of Indigenous Women in Quebec Under Way
An investigation is underway into allegations of sexual and physical violence towards indigenous women by police in Quebec.
The claims about Val-d’Or provincial police were exposed last year in a Radio-Canada report and involve indigenous women who said they were either forced or paid in cash or drugs to perform sex acts on uniformed male officers.
The alleged victims said that officers in the town northwest of Montreal routinely drove seemingly intoxicated women out of town and left them to walk home in the cold. One woman said an officer physically assaulted her in his police cruiser and left her alone on the highway after she refused to engage in sexual activity with him.