A candle-light vigil will be held at City Hall Wednesday evening for those who were believed to be the victims of police brutality.
Wednesday marks International Day Against Police Brutality with vigils taking place all over the world.
Chris Kortright with the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism says bringing to light high profile cases involving police brutality will be a major step forward to ending it, and bringing justice for victims.
“These high-profile cases go in front of a complaint commission, or even a court,” says Kortright. “We still don’t see anything happening. We see the same officers maintaining their positions. And these are just the high-profile cases.”
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray says they make it a priority to not overstep what their rights are as officers, and to meet community expectations.
He says vigils like this are important to help ensure police brutality is not an issue.
“As police, we want to ensure we are following what the community expects of us,” says Bray. “It’s important we are not overstepping what are rights are and our obligation to the community. Police brutality is not something I want to see and that I would even condone in our communities.
To commemorate the day ‘Colonialism No More’, there will be a candle-light vigil Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in front of city hall.