RCMP pays out undisclosed amount for “horrifying” treatment of First Nations woman in Saskatchewan

This is utterly disgusting. It was quite obvious she was on her period and needed her underclothes to wear a pad. And not having any water is especially dangerous because a woman loses a lot of water with the beginning of her period. She could have become seriously dehydrated. They wanted to humiliate her in the most egregious way. For one, being Native and for two, being a woman.

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Ethel Pelly, photo: APTN. Ethel Pelly, photo: APTN.

by Larissa Burnouf, APTN National News, July 28, 2015
YORKTON, SASK — A First Nations woman has won an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount of money against the Yorkton RCMP for mistreatment following her arrest more than three years ago.

Ethel Pelly, 42, was arrested and charged with a drug offence in February 2012 and taken to the Yorkton holding cells.

In an interview with APTN National News, Pelly said that’s where her “horrifying” treatment at the hands of the RCMP began that started with being stripped of her underwear.

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