The provincial government has appointed five new members to the Manitoba Police Commision and reappointed three current members.
Justice Minister Cliff Cullen made the announcement on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
David Asper, a lawyer and former chair of the Winnipeg Police Board, has been appointed as chair of the commission for a four year term.
“The Manitoba Police Commission provides well-considered and insightful advice on important matters related to law enforcement and civilian governance of policing on behalf of all Manitobans,” said Cullen. “I am pleased to welcome David Asper as the commission’s new chairperson, who will be joined by a strong team of new and returning members with a broad range of expertise and experience.”
The commission provides input on police services and the conduct of police officers. Along with supporting municipal police boards, advising the minister and consulting with the public they also provide civilian monitoring of independent investigations of police officers.
The new members are David Asper, (Winnipeg), Jeannette Acheson, (Winnipeg), R.B. (Rick) Kenderdine, (Virden), Ashling Sweeny, (Thompson) and George Wright, (Winnipeg).
Continuing with the board are Ernie Blais, (Winnipeg), Desirée Gillespie, (Stonewall), and Mamadou Ka, (Winnipeg)