QALUIT, Nunavut — A Nunavut politician wants the territory to review how it investigates violence complaints against the RCMP in light of recently released documents and videos.
Adam Arreak Lightstone, a member of the legislature from Iqaluit, says he'll use the legislative sitting that begins Tuesday to demand Nunavut reconsider its police oversight.
"It's really important to ensure there's accountability in the investigation process," he said. "There's a reason why most jurisdictions in Canada have a civilian oversight body to prevent police from investigating police."
The Ottawa and Calgary police forces currently investigate complaints against Nunavut RCMP.
Lightstone's concern stems from documents detailing complaints about RCMP use of force. Obtained by freelance reporter Thomas Rohner under freedom-of-information legislation, they included a 2015 letter from the territory's legal-aid service to then-justice minister Paul Okalik.