News Org Files Lawsuit Against Canadian Police For Arrest of Journalist

The Canadian nonprofit news organization, The Narwhal, has filed a lawsuit against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) over the arrest of photojournalist Amber Bracken at an energy protest in November 2021, Lauren Sforza reports for The Hill. The Narwhal is accusing the RCMP of wrongful arrest, detention and violation of their Charter rights. Bracken was detained for three nights before being released.

“As a small, non-profit news organization, we didn’t want to have to bring a lengthy, expensive litigation against one of the most powerful organizations in our country. But ultimately we realized we had no other choice,” the Narwhal said in a statement. The RCMP said it is aware of the claim, but it would be inappropriate to comment while the court process is underway.

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