Updated: Mounties say they had permission to seize arrest video

Yellowknife RCMP have released their account of a “simple arrest” they say turned into a police pursuit, following allegations Mounties forced a filming family to hand over her cellphone. On Wednesday Dec. 5, around 10 p.m., a lone officer arrived at a city home to arrest 19-year-old Tristan Rabesca for failure to comply with a...
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