Please read of the entire incident and note the VPD's need for interpersonal relationship training.
Maxwell Johnson arrives Wednesday to sign a human rights settlement with the Vancouver Police Board over his and his granddaughter's wrongful detainment in 2019.(Ben Nelms/CBC)
"One of the things I keep seeing is my granddaughter standing on that street, crying while she's being handcuffed. I don't think any parent or grandparent should ever see that in their lifetime," he added.
"I'm still healing from that day. I want to tell everyone that Indigenous people experience discrimination, including children like me ... that feeling of being unwelcomed can stay with us our whole lives," said Torianne, now 15, making a rare public statement.
"I also want to tell everyone, especially Indigenous kids, to be strong and speak out when they face discrimination. I hope my grandfather and I helped you feel like you can speak up and be heard when you experience injustice."
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