Man’s rib fractured during arrest, his second injury from a police encounter

Lawyer says behaviour can be “criminalized,” calls for culture shift at RCMP

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An impaired driving arrest in February resulted in a Yellowknife man being sent to hospital with a fractured rib, the court heard during a sentencing hearing for the 31-year-old on Monday. In the early hours of Feb. 18, Yellowknife Mounties forcibly removed Randy Allen from a car that had been reported stolen in front of...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.