Native police force hit with another complaint

The first Native-run police force in Saskatchewan has been hit with another complaint.

Marla Desnomie, from the Peepeekisis First Nation, lost her daughter, Becky Cyr, in an apparent double suicide three years ago. She said the case was mishandled from the beginning.

This summer, Desnomie said she was further angered when the File Hills First Nations Police Service sent her Cyr's belongings. Some of them were marked "crime scene evidence" and contained blood, urine samples and bloody clothes from her daughter's autopsy.

"I couldn't understand why they would give that to me or send that to me. I was just … so shocked," Desnomie told CBC News. "It's like they desecrated my daughter."

The police service, which just started in May, apologized to Desnomie and her family.

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