Calgary Police Chief releases letter reviewing police action in UCalgary encampment clearing

Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld recently released a letter reviewing the police action that was used to clear an encampment at the University of Calgary earlier in May. The letter states that protesters acted aggressively and “deliberately attempt[ed] to make physical contact with police.” Due to the crowd’s reported lack of cooperation, officers were approved to use pepper balls and oleoresin capsicum grenades to disperse the crowd. UCalgary’s students’ union is calling for an independent investigation into the police response to help students understand the university’s decision-making process.

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