Five people arrested after liquid poured on Victoria Police Chief at memorial for Chantel Moore

5 arrested at memorial event

Five people have been arrested after a Victoria police chief had a liquid poured on him at a memorial event for an Indigenous woman killed during a wellness check. Chief Manak was attending the memorial at the B.C. Legislature on Saturday.

Victoria police stated in a news release that a female approached Chief Manak from behind just after 2 p.m. while he was attending the memorial event. The event was organized to pay tribute to Chantel Moore, who was an Indigenous woman from British Columbia who was killed by New Brunswick police during a wellness check back in 2020.

The incident occurred after the blanketing ceremony, when police state that Manak was assaulted when the woman poured liquid on him. She then moved away from the area.

Manak was not physically harmed and the incident was captured on video. The police chief was attending the memorial by the invitation of Moore’s mother,.

After the incident, officers in the area approached the suspect. Police said a group then surrounded the suspect and surrounded officers. Five people were taken into custody.

Police believe that those who were involved were not part of the organizers for the Chantel Moore memorial event.

There were no injuries.

The file is still under investigation and police are asking anyone who has information about this incident and has not yet spoken with officers, to call the Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

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