Court delays have resulted in the staying of an assault charge against two Vancouver Island Mounties accused of using excessive force by pepper spraying a prisoner.
In a decision released this week, Nanaimo, B.C., provincial court judge Brian Lamperson found that the Charter rights of Cpl. Michelle Rene Lebrun and Const. Mick Donald White have been violated by unreasonable delay in bringing their case to trial.
The two men were charged in connection with the June 2013 incident in March 2015, after an investigation by B.C.'s independent police watchdog.