A settlement has been reached regarding an incident between Regina Police and an Indigenous man stemming from 2014.
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission released a statement Friday, stating that Simon Ash-Moccasin will receive financial compensation.
According to the release, the Regina Police Service did not admit to breaching the Criminal Code, but did offer an apology to Ash-Moccasin for the way he was treated. The Regina Police Service will continue to train and educate “to improve inter-cultural competency and prevent discrimination and bias in policing.”
On December 10th, 2014. the SHRC says officers used force to detain Ash-Moccasin while investigating a call. He didn’t match the description of the suspect in the investigation and was not taking part in any criminal activity.
After being later being released, Ash-Moccasi filed a complaint under Section 12 of the Criminal Code, accusing the Regina Police of racial bias.