Nov 23rd Saskatoon: Author of “When Police Become Prey – The Cold Hard Facts of Neil Stonechild’s Freezing Death” presents new evidence in book..
In response to The Star Phoenix front page article this morning and the statement “[Jason] Roy, who last saw [Neil] Stonechild in the back of a police car yelling for help, said he has stopped hoping Hartwig and partner Brad Senger will take responsibility”, Author, Candis McLean released the following statement:
“This new book “When Police become Prey – The Cold Hard Facts of Neil Stonechild Freezing Death” released to bring attention to the 11th Anniversary of the Firing of Hartwig and Senger, clearly shows an abundance of evidence that Stonechild was not in the police car. These two officers did not see Neil that night. They are innocent and I – and many, many others – will not be quiet until Hartwig and Senger are completely exonerated. This news article printed this morning, is still calling for Hartwig and Senger “to take responsibility” on the word of Jason Roy, who was 16 at the time of Neil’s tragic death, intoxicated, had a lengthy criminal record, lied to police about his name and then lied about why he lied, and did not mention seeing Stonechild in a police car in the statement he gave soon after Neil’s body was found.
I am deeply disturbed about the legal processes that have gone on in my home province, and detail my concerns in the book. THIS WAS A COMPLETE TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE. In my book I show how the marks on Stonechild’s hand could not have been caused by a handcuff, I expose actions by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations to influence the RCMP, I detail interviews with witnesses with evidence exculpatory to the police who should have been called to the public inquiry, but were not. The information I have discovered is alarming. I have spent 10 years researching and obtaining documents under access to information legislation. A complete reinvestigation BY AN INDEPENDENT PARTY is required. I have a petition on my website, www.whenpolicebecomeprey.com in which I hope to gather enough signatures to get the government to act.”
In response to Roy’s statement in The Star Phoenix this morning “If… [Hartwig and Senger] won’t do that…[take responsibility] then just be quiet. Let us move on” McLean asked, “why are people so frightened to read the evidence in this new book? Why do the activists want to point the blame at these two men when this evidence clearly shows they are not responsible? Pathologist Dr. Adolph designated the date of Stonechild’s death as November 27th. The activists claim the date of Neil Stonechild’s death was November 25th. What do these activists know that the pathologist did not?
The Book Launch will still be going ahead at a new location to mark the 11th anniversary of the Firing of Hartwig and Senger at:
Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans Club
359 1st Ave North, Saskatoon
7pm Wednesday November 25th
All are welcome.
The press conference will still be going ahead 11am Tuesday 24th November and can be listened to live online at:
The E-book may be downloaded immediately from https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/when-police-become-prey/9781771411479-item.html?ikwid=candis+mclean&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=1
For Press interviews Candis McLean is presently in Saskatoon and can be contacted directly at 403-618-1319