A musician who attended the Rolling Thunder event that paid homage to veterans in Ottawa last April has been cleared of all charges stemming from his arrest at the event.
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) announced on Sept. 29 that the Ontario Court of Justice has acquitted Courtney John Dugas of charges of disarming a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.
The decision by Justice David Berg on Sept. 26 came after a two-day trial in which the judge ruled that video evidence, as well as discrepancies in the testimony of police officers, combined to create sufficient reasonable doubt for the charges to be dropped, according to JCCF in a news release.
“This is one of many acquittals in cases where Canadians were criminally charged for doing nothing other than peacefully exercising their Charter freedoms of expression, association, and peaceful assembly,” said Justice Centre president John Carpay in the release.

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