CBC’s The National Features OIPRD’s Damning Report on Thunder Bay Police’s Investigation into the Death of Stacy DeBungee

On March 4, 2018, CBC’s national news program, The National, featured a leading story on the OIPRD’s (Office of the Independent Police Review Director) report on the Thunder Bay Police Service’s (TBPS) investigation into the October 2015 death of 41 year old Indigenous man, Stacy DeBungee.
 
To watch CBC’s The National, click here.
 
On the morning of March 5, 2018, at 10:30am, the family of Stacy DeBungee and Indigenous political leadership will host a press conference to speak out on the new findings of the OIPRD report on the TBPS’ investigation into Stacy’s death.
 
The press conference will take place at the Victoria Inn, in the room, Regency B, 555 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

FAMILY AND LEADERSHIP SPEAK OUT

Tomorrow, Monday, March 5, 2018, the family of Stacy DeBungee and Indigenous political leadership will speak out on the new findings of the Conduct Report of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) at 10:30 a.m. at the Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay.

Background: On October 19, 2015, Stacy DeBungee’s body was found in the McIntyre River, in Thunder Bay, ON. Within hours of the discovery of his body and before the autopsy was conducted, the Thunder Bay Police Service issued press releases ruling out foul play and declaring the death “non-criminal”. The OIPRD Report chronicles how police failed to take the most basic investigative steps such as protecting the scene, interviewing witnesses and seizing evidence. Leadership right up to the Chief of Police are identified and a trail of “organizational deficiencies” are laid out in the Report.

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In the News

The National [Video] CBC, March 4, 2018

Police misconduct in DeBungee investigation substantiated by OIPRD    TBNewsWatch, March 4, 2018

‘Neglect of duty’ found in review of Thunder Bay police investigation into death of Indigenous man    CBC, March 4, 2018

Press Conference Will Outline Organizational Deficiencies in Thunder Bay Police Investigation    NetNewsLedger, March 4, 2018

The Deadly Racism of Thunder Bay    The Walrus, February 23, 2018

No Foul Play : Death in Thunder Bay – The Case of Stacy DeBungee – the fifth estate [Video]   CBC – The Fifth Estate, November 11, 2016

Key witnesses in probe of Indigenous man’s 2015 death not interviewed by police, fifth estate finds   CBC – The Fifth Estate, November 11, 2016

Thunder Bay police pledge ‘organizational change’ in letter to human rights commissioner   CBC, November 17, 2016

Police conduct investigated in McIntyre River death    TBNewsWatch, September 23, 2016

Thunder Bay, Ont., police face ‘systemic review’ of Indigenous death investigations   CBC News, September 23, 2016

Thunder Bay Police Service Under Investigation   Net News Ledger, September 23, 2016

Thunder Bay police face allegations of ‘systemic’ racism   Toronto Star, September 22, 2016

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Related Documents

Press Advisory   March 4, 2018

OIPRD Complaint   March 18, 2016

OIPRD Response To Complaint   July 4, 2016

Letter to Jacqueline Dojack, Chair, Thunder Bay Police Services Board from Falconers LLP   September 7, 2016

Letter from J.P. Levesque, Chief of Police   September 9, 2016

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