Councillor resigns after Facebook comment on fatal shooting

By Canadian Press
August 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

AMPMAN, Sask. - A Saskatchewan rural councillor has resigned from his job after posting an online comment about the shooting death of a First Nations man.

The rural municipality of Browning, southeast of Regina, says in a news release that it has accepted the resignation of Lampman farmer Ben Kautz.

A screen-grab of Kautz's post was widely circulated after the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie earlier this month.

Boushie, from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was killed after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm west of Saskatoon.

The property owner, 54-year-old Gerald Stanley, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is free on bail.

Kautz's post read; ``His only mistake was leaving witnesses.''

(The Canadian Press) 

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