This presentation will detail a nine-month investigation into multiple significant injuries to a three-year-old girl with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The presenters will discuss how police worked with numerous internal and external policing and social agencies and the challenges that occurred with developing those relationships. Part of the investigation also involved the negligence of her Children’s Service (Child Protection) worker. A wire interception on a First Nations was used which had not been done in Western Canada prior to this investigation. The family was very connected on the reservation, were part of Chief and Council and the social agencies involved had family members as part of their team. Medical experts were involved in assessing the victim and were instrumental in the investigation. There are multiple learning points from this investigation including medical information, police investigative techniques, surveillance options, and protecting victims vs. protecting investigative information. This workshop will be streamed live as scheduled and also be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
• Identify the continual balance of safety and evidence collection
• Assessing and acknowledging bias and how to manage it
• Recognizing the importance of objectivity vs. tunnel vision
• Theorize why things occurred and what could have changed and how we can better support each other and families
• Creating new relationships that work for everyone involved (why is this not always the easy part)