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Civil rights watchdog to set up shop in Prince George

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is opening a volunteer-run chapter in Prince George, saying there has been a disproportionate number of troubling police incidents in Northern B.C. in recent years.

In February, the BCCLA released a report on the RCMP based on comments collected from residents in 14 northern communities in the summer of 2010.

The RCMP detachment in Terrace was highlighted as the worst. "There were so many complaints [against the RCMP] we had to add an extra day to hear them all," BCCLA executive director David Eby told the Prince George Citizen at the time.

The BCCLA is holding a meeting for those interested in volunteering or learning more about the new chapter on July 20 at 6 p.m. in the Prince George library.

Colleen Kimmett reports for The Tyee.

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