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Mohawk police chief resigns over lack of support

The recently installed police chief on the Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation has quit, citing lack of support.

Ed Thompson was brought in to help restore order on the reserve. Residents opposing Grand Chief James Gabriel had chased out an all-Native police force he hired.

But Thompson and his new force didn't fare any better. He said he never received support from the community or the Quebec government.

Gabriel has yet to return to the reserve. His home was burned down in January. He said he was only trying to crack down on illegal tobacco sales and other violations of the law.

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Kanesatake police chief resigns (CBC 8/10)
Kanesatake police chief quits (CBC 8/10)

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