Statement on Crown Prosecutions Office announcement

June 24, 2020
Edmonton, Alberta


Today, the Crown Prosecutions Office announced that charges against Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation will be withdrawn.

The role of the police is to investigate and gather evidence in support of a charge and the RCMP fulfilled that role on this file. The Crown's role is to assess the elements of the offense and to determine if they prosecute. As we've heard today, the Crown has made the decision to withdraw the charges.

As there is an ongoing ASIRT investigation associated with this file, we are limited as to what we can say further.


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