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Ottawa police confirm officer posted 'racist' comments about Annie Pootoogook's death


Ottawa police said Tuesday one of their members was under an investigation stemming from a complaint from the chief of police over “racist” online comments posted in response to a story about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.

Ottawa police spokesperson Const. Mark Soucy confirmed in an email the investigation into the officer’s online comments is currently ongoing.

“We are aware of the complaint regarding the comments posted online by an (Ottawa Police Service) member,” said Soucy, in the email. “A Chief’s complaint has been initiated and an investigation is underway. We won’t have any further comment at this time.”


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