Press Release Nov. 12, 2015


“This is the true story of a house of cards the size of a city. Built lie upon lie, this house contains multiple horrors, which makes opening each door intriguing in a disturbing sort of way. All it will take now is the collapse of one card to set the entire fabrication toppling.” – Candis McLean

Saskatoon Police Constable Larry Hartwig and his partner, Const. Brad Senger, were victims of “politically correct justice” built upon faulty RCMP investigations, questionable evidence, and  political pressure to find a patsy for  the tragic death of Neil Stonechild on 25 November 1990.

In a new book, WHEN POLICE BECOME PREY:  THE COLD HARD FACTS OF NEIL STONECHILD’S FREEZING DEATH, Hartwig speaks out for the first time on the legal processes and practices that shattered his reputation and destroyed a 16 year career devoted to protecting the public.

WHEN POLICE BECOME PREY contains remarkable new material, obtained through Freedom of Information requests and diligent research that:

  • Reveals behind the scenes pressure by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations on both the RCMP and Saskatchewan Justice System
  • Details a tunnel-vision investigation by RCMP
  • Brings to light never-before -revealed physical evidence; and
  • Provides testimony by four key witnesses excluded from the Stonechild Inquiry

Most importantly, WHEN POLICE BECOME PREY provides an opportunity for Hartwig, in his own words, to explain what transpired leading up to his wrongful firing, and the enormous impact his being sacrificed on the altar of political correctness had on his life, health and career.

Larry Hartwig, author Candis McLean, and retired police officers who worked for years to prove the officers’ innocence, are holding a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday November 24th at the Kelsey Room in the Delta Bessborough, in advance of its launch the following day at McNally Robinson bookstore.

For more information on the book, see

What: Launch of new book revealing new evidence exonerating two fired Saskatoon police officers
Where: Bessborough Hotel’s Kelsey Room (up elevator to level C, and then turn right).
When: 10 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 24, 2015.

Copies of the book will be available at the press conference. To reserve yours, please email: