‘Just result,’ says lawyer of Nunavut RCMP officer found not guilty of assault

The lawyer for an RCMP officer acquitted this week in Nunavut on charges of assault calls the court’s decision “a just result,” but says his client never should have been charged in the first place.

The Crown prosecutor, meanwhile, says it wasn’t the outcome he was hoping for but he too believes justice has been served. 

Cpl. Ian Crowe, the former commander of a two-man RCMP detachment in Sanirajak, Nunavut, was accused by a fellow officer of smashing a man’s head into gravel during an arrest in the community in June 2020. Crowe stood trial in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit in February and was found not guilty on Monday. 

In her ruling, Justice Susan Charlesworth said Crowe appeared “earnest” when he testified in his own defence. Meanwhile, she found the testimony from the only witness in the case, Const. Tyson Richard, problematic.

Richard and Crowe both worked at the two-man detachment in Sanirajak in 2020. 

No likelihood of conviction, says lawyer

Calgary-based lawyer Robb Beeman, who represented Crowe, routinely acts as a defence lawyer for RCMP officers accused on the job. 

He believes there was “no reasonable likelihood of conviction.” 

“It was obvious from the beginning that the complainant … had an agenda and that his evidence was not credible in any way,” Beeman said, “which was essentially reflected in the decision of Justice Charlesworth.” 

Beeman said his client has been off work since the allegation came to light two and a half years ago. 

Frosty sign in front of pack ice,
The RCMP sign in Sanirajak, Nunavut, in March 2022. (Jackie McKay/CBC)

“It’s just incredibly disappointing that someone has to go through this sort of hell of being off work and being in limbo for years because of, essentially, the word of a disgruntled employee,” Beeman said. 

He says police are not above

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Police books lawyer for threatening female district officer

Rawalpindi: Officials of Police Station Civil Lines on Thursday has booked a lawyer on charges of hurling threats of dire consequences towards a female district officer for launching anti enforcement operation, informed sources.

The accused lawyer has been identified as Mudassir Malik against whom case was registered under sections 186/188/506 of PPC on complaint of Noshia Afzal, District Officer Regulations, they said.

Police have launched manhunt to arrest the accused, sources said.

Accoring to sources, Noshia Afzal, the applicant, lodged complaint with PS Civil Lines officials stating that District Council often launch operation against encroachments which is its prime responsibility. She added she was informed by the council that according to newspaper reports, the residents of Adiala Road are suffering a lot due to massive encroachments there.

Noshia Afzal told police she along with her team carried out an operation against encroachments in Dhama Morr; issued fine to shopkeepers and confiscated the goods displayed by the shopkeepers on roads. She added that a lawyer namely Mudassir Malik entered in her office and asked her to return goods of his client which she refused to do so and suggested the lawyer to adopt legal process. On which, she said, the lawyer misbehaved and hurled threats of dire consequences. The complainant asked police to register case against the accused and to arrest him.

Police filed case and began investigation.

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The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 16 Review: The Good Lawyer

Was that The Good Doctor? There was very little medicine involved in this story.

The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 16 was a backdoor pilot for its spinoff, The Good Lawyer. The entire hour was devoted to a new law firm and the lawyer with OCD that Shaun wanted to take his case.

This new series was only tangentially related to the original but was relevant enough to keep viewers’ attention.

Putting HIs Faith in a Lawyer - The Good Doctor

Most of the hour was devoted to introducing the new characters and creating a parallel situation to Shaun’s situation at St. Bonaventure.

Like Shaun, Joni is a neurodivergent person whose condition may interfere with her ability to do her job — and her mentor has played a similar role throughout her life as Glassman has for Shaun.

Oddly, Glassman never mentioned this, even though he’s known Janet Stewart for years and relies on her for all his legal needs.

Glassman: She’s good. She’s smart. She’s been helpful whenever I need it.
Shaun: How many times have you been sued?

Since Glassman’s relationship with Janet is strictly professional, he might not have been aware. But I’d think the two would have compared notes when Glassman referred Shaun to Janet’s law firm!

Janet should have been prepared for her new client’s idiosyncracies, and it would have been the perfect time to share her similar history with Glassman.

Glassman was more or less there only to support Shaun. He didn’t try to advise him in any way or explain to Janet how to handle Shaun’s insistence that Joni tries his case.

Glassman’s not usually shy about trying to help Shaun, so it was weird how hands-off he was. It would have added something to the story for Glassman to put his

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Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions .

Jackson, who joined the court June 30 following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, had pledged during her confirmation hearing to sit out the case involving Harvard’s admissions policy because she was a member of the school’s board.

The Harvard dispute had been joined to a similar lawsuit involving the University of North Carolina. The court split the case in two, allowing Jackson to hear arguments and vote in the North Carolina case. Harvard is a private institution, while North Carolina is a public university.

Jackson’s participation seems unlikely to make much difference in the outcome on a court with a 6-3 conservative majority that is skeptical of the role of race in education, voting and other areas.

Arguments over one of the new term’s most highly anticipated issues will probably take place in November or December, but no date has been announced yet.

Jackson was a member of Harvard’s Board of Overseers from 2016 until the spring. It is made up of alumni and is one of Harvard’s two governing bodies. She is a graduate of both of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Three other justices also got their law degrees from Harvard: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch. Roberts also was a Harvard undergraduate and Kagan was the law school dean for a time.

But none of the other justices has any current or recent role with the university.

Federal law requires all judges to recuse from cases in which their “impartiality might reasonably be

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