Wood Buffalo RCMP arrested Chief Allan Adam on March 10, 2020, and charged him with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
The leader of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation alleged RCMP officers assaulted him.
Police stopped Chief Adam’s vehicle because of expired license tags on his truck.
The following is a timeline of the events:
June 6: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Chief Allan Adam speaks about the incident at a press conference.
That same day, hundreds of residents participate in the YMM Solidarity March against systemic racism of black, Indigenous, and racialized communities.
June 7: Ministers in the federal government discuss Chief Adam and his allegations of police brutality against the RCMP.
Over the course of the week, Indigenous leaders speak out in solidarity with ACFN Chief Adam.
June 11: Lawyer Brian Beresh files a motion for a stay of his client’s criminal charges, and the police dash-cam video becomes part of the public record.
June 12: ASIRT asked for any witnesses to come forward to assist in their investigation.
The Crown later dropped the charges against the ACFN leader on June 24, 2020.