Friday March 10th 2017
Police admit they did not tell a cab company they investigated a sexual assault allegation against Bassam Al-Rawi in 2012. Al-Rawi was not charged in that matter and police closed the case due to ‘lack of unsolvability’. City spokesperson Brendan Elliott says the taxi licensing office has no record of having been informed by police of any incidents with Al-Rawi other than the one that led to the charges in 2015.
Police say there are no grounds for charges after a man was found unconscious in a Halifax jail cell last month. A 47 year old man tried to take his own life last year following his arrest for public intoxication. The man has recovered however he continues to suffer from a serious brain injury.
A Nova Scotia lawyer who recently finished serving a 30-day jail sentence is being allowed to resume practising law under certain conditions. Yesterday the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society lifted the suspension it had placed on Duane Rhyno. The Lower Sackville lawyer was charged with human trafficking in 2014.