Police chiefs take no position on native women inquiry

By: The Canadian Press

 | Aug 25, 2014 - 3:23 PM |
VICTORIA - The head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says the organization has not been asked to endorse a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and it has no position on the issue.

Chief Const. Jim Chu, president of the group, says the organization has not been approached by those asking for such an inquiry.

However, Chu says police chiefs have been discussing the issue, and the group's aboriginal policing committee will reach out to organizations such as the Native Women's Association of Canada to find out more.

The murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in Manitoba has renewed calls for an inquiry.

Chu, whose department was involved in a public inquiry into serial killer Robert Pickton, says the recommendations to emerge from that process have been put in place in his city.

Hundreds of police leaders from across the country are in Victoria for the annual meeting of the chiefs' association.

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