Man who grabbed cop’s crotch during roadside scuffle gets suspended sentence

A Yellowknife man who grabbed the “testicles” of a Mountie during a roadside scuffle following a multi-vehicle car accident on a busy street received a suspended sentence Monday. The 29-year-old man, a first-time offender whom Yellowknifer is choosing not to identity, was handed the sentence by Judge Bernadette Schmaltz in NWT territorial court. He pleaded...
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