How is it possible to charge someone under mental duress?

I phoned the RCMP when my son was suicidal. They broke down his door and tasered him. They have now charged him with assault. How is this possible?

Asked about 1 year ago in Saskatchewan
Categories: Human Rights  Criminal Law  Personal Injury

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Andrew Captan

Answer by Andrew Captan

Not VerifiedOntario lawyer

The police charge individuals who they believe, on reasonable grounds, have committed a criminal offence.  The police often get things wrong, which is why we have the court process, throughout which the accused is presumed innocent until there is a finding of guilty by an impartial Judge.  
Andrew Captan
Toronto Criminal Lawyer 

Posted about 1 year ago

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