SASKATCHEWAN COALITION AGAINST RACISM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2016
SCAR SUPPORTING CALL FOR INVESTIGATION REPORT
The Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism (SCAR) is continuing to support Richelle Dubois and her family’s quest for answers in the May 20th death of her 14 year old son Haven in Regina. SCAR will be attending a Media Conference in front of the Regina Police Service (RPS) headquarters with Ms. Dubois on Tuesday January 19th at 10:30 A.M. to publicly ask for the Investigation Report re: Haven’s death.
In a December 4, 2015 meeting at the Coroner’s Office RPS Major Crimes officer Trent Stevely stated that “it was not the time or place” to answer the many questions that Richelle and her family have surrounding the investigation of Haven’s death. Officer Stevely agreed to meet and talk regarding her questions at a later date and he suggested that she request a copy of the investigation report from the RPS. Despite repeated calls by Ms. Dubois, that meeting never took place. Ms. Dubois has continued to press for a copy of the investigation report as the investigation by the RPS is complete. She was told by one RPS staff member that the RPS does not release such information and that they are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. The RPS told Ms. Dubois that they were meeting with their legal team and would get back to her by Friday January 15, 2016. Ms. Dubois has not heard from the RPS since. Hence, she is attending at the RPS headquarters on January 19 to publicly ask for this report.
“We at SCAR ask the question, ‘why wouldn’t the RPS be happy to release this information to assist this family to find the answers they need, whether they are forced to or not?’”, said SCAR advocate Bob Hughes.
Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism