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Scott Newman comments on Background Checks by Winnipeg Police Service (WPS)

After Santos's resignation announcement Tuesday, Winnipeg defence lawyer Scott Newman weighed in on Twitter, saying Santos's failed security check raises questions about the requirement.


He doesn't think police should be performing background checks on those tasked with overseeing them.


"Who should be the final decision-maker as to whether or not somebody is of good character? Is it the mayor? Is it city council? Is it the Winnipeg police?" he said in an interview with CBC Wednesday.


"It would be weird to say the police can veto who is providing oversight to them."


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/vivian-santos-resconsiders-resigning-winnipeg-police-board-1.5651058

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