Halifax police face lawsuit in alleged mishandling of sexual assault case

HALIFAX—A Halifax woman launched a lawsuit against the city’s police department and the RCMP on Monday, alleging officers falsely labelled her as a lying alcoholic while mishandling her sexual assault case.

In a statement of claim submitted to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Carrie Low repeats an allegation she first made last year: that police failed to visit the scene where the rape is alleged to have happened.

The lawsuit filed by lawyer Michael Dull also alleges police didn’t properly handle Low’s clothing as evidence and failed to send it for examination in a timely fashion after the May 2018 incident.

“I am proceeding with this lawsuit in the hopes that no other women will have to go through what I have had to endure for the past 20 months,” Low, 43, said in an emailed comment.

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