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Edmonton police chief enlists advocates to help end racism in the ranks


September 23, 2020

Stephanie Harpe, left, Shandoa Vivian-Bigstone and Kair Thomason at the announcement Monday. Photo: Chris Stewart/APTN.

The chief of the Edmonton police says he's working with Indigenous and minority advocates to create an action plan to end racism within the ranks of the service.

"We have all heard the call to change, and it requires us to face uncomfortable truths and difficult but necessary moments," said Dale McFee. "Our commitment to action outlines and addresses a significant amount of work we need to do to establish trust, and repair critical, important relationships."

McFee said he's heard their stories about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the high rate of incarceration of Indigenous Peoples and an advisory committee is he best way to solve issues.


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