Thompson CSO who punched Indigenous woman in RCMP cells should be facing charges: MKO grand chief – Thompson Citizen

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Thompson CSO who punched Indigenous woman in RCMP cells should be facing charges: MKO grand chief – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202025 Views

The head of an organization representing 26 Northern Manitoba First Nations says a video of a Thompson community safety officer punching and knocking out a 19-year-old woman from Tataskweyak Cree Nation in 2018 is “appalling” and that it took so long to come to light is evidence that actions lag behind words when it comes to reconciliation.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Garrison Settee told the Thompson Citizen that the way Genesta Garson was treated in the Thompson RCMP detachment after being detained on suspicion of public intoxication robbed her of her dignity and that the failure of the RCMP or the city to make the matter public until CBC obtained the video of the incident through the courts victimized her further.

Read More: https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/thompson/thompson-cso-who-punched-indigenous-woman-in-rcmp-cells-should-be-facing-charges-mko-grand-chief-1.24240245

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