Robert Marshall, “Politically Correct, Morally Wrong,” Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 5, 2011.

Journalist Candis McLean worked it for several years and produced an explosive documentary, When Police Become Prey, which gathered rave reviews. It explores the plight of fired Saskatoon officers Ken Munson and Dan Hatchen and their descent into hell as they entered prison as Night’s assailants, branded as monstrous racists and implicated, without evidence, in other freezing deaths. The documentary takes a sobering look at what should have been seen as a farcical case, a sub-par investigation and the witch-hunt proceedings that convicted them. ..What of fairness and what of politics when some of the simplest but most compelling evidence is overlooked or suppressed? Or when the questionable word of a hardened criminal is taken over that of two officers with exemplary records.?

Robert Marshall,?Politically Correct, Morally Wrong, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 5, 2011. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/politically-correct-morally-wrong-115354759.html

Police Become Prey won the Audience Choice award

Festival – Calgary filmmaker Candis McLean’s documentary When Police Become Prey won the Audience Choice award at the New Hope Film Festival in Pennsylvania. The documentary investigates allegations against the Saskatoon police regarding so-called Starlight Tours, the alleged practice of police dropping aboriginal people off where they don’t want to be dropped off, often in the dead of a cold winter night. The film was also nominated for a second category, the Artistic Spirit award, requiring artistry in presentation and bravery in tackling the topic. McLean says she received a lot of support from American police officers who face issues similar to the ones she portrayed in the film.

Calgary Herald, July 8, 2010
Calgarian wins U.S. film award

Bronwyn Eyre, “Starlight tour documentary raises questions,” Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jan 29 2011

“Detail by detail, interview by interview, McLean builds an arresting defence, complete with new evidence and testimony on several fronts. A signal example is a profanity-laced 911 call from Night that was not allowed into evidence at the trial. Had it been, the two police officers might well have been exonerated.”

Bronwyn Eyre, “Starlight tour documentary raises questions,” Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jan 29 2011, A2.

Robert Marshall, “Politically Correct, Morally Wrong,” Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 5, 2011.

“Journalist Candis McLean worked it for several years and produced an explosive documentary, When Police Become Prey, which gathered rave reviews. It explores the plight of fired Saskatoon officers Ken Munson and Dan Hatchen and their descent into hell as they entered prison as Night’s assailants, branded as monstrous racists and implicated, without evidence, in other freezing deaths. The documentary takes a sobering look at what should have been seen as a farcical case, a sub-par investigation and the witch-hunt proceedings that convicted them. …What of fairness and what of politics when some of the simplest but most compelling evidence is overlooked or suppressed? Or when the questionable word of a hardened criminal is taken over that of two officers with exemplary records.”

Robert Marshall, “Politically Correct, Morally Wrong,” Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 5, 2011. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/politically-correct-morally-wrong-115354759.html