Watchdog to Probe How Navy Police Dealt with Case In opposition to Maj-Gen Dany Fortin

The army police watchdog is launching a probe into how investigators dealt with a historic sexual-assault allegation in opposition to a senior officer who was a central determine in Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

A Quebec courtroom acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin final December of 1 rely of sexual assault, after the army police investigated the allegation from 1988 after which handed the case alongside to provincial prosecutors.

Fortin claims he has been the sufferer of a biased investigation and that he was charged on the idea of inadequate proof.

The Navy Police Complaints Fee is now wanting into how the army police dealt with the case, saying Fortin’s claims about senior army officers being concerned make it a matter of public curiosity.

Fortin had been main the federal authorities’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Might 2021 when he was faraway from the position pending an investigation.

A Quebec civilian choose acquitted him, saying the complainant was probably sexually assaulted however the Crown had not confirmed Fortin was the assailant, and the Canadian Armed Forces subsequently cleared him of misconduct.