Canadian military police will not charge Adm. Art McDonald after sexual misconduct probe

Canadian military police will not charge Adm. Art McDonald after sexual misconduct probe

the chief of the defense staff admiral art macdonald had to step aside several months ago as he found himself under investigation facing allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against navy lieutenant heather mcdonald these were historic allegations dating about a decade back alleged to have taken place on a ship during a summer exercise up north today we have learned that there will be no charges laid against the chief of the defense staff we had an opportunity to speak with heather mcdonald she of course is the woman in this case who came forward and gave an interview to global news she had refrained from naming the allegations specifically to protect the investigation in the hopes that there would be an outcome that she felt met justice tonight she tells us she doesn’t feel that she got that she was called by the military police today who told her they will not be laying charges she says because they say the incident took place about 10 years ago and a lot of people had been drinking heavily on that night they say they didn’t have the cooperating evidence according to her to proceed with the charges something that was reflected in a statement provided to global news after we inquired about why admiral mcdonald was not facing charges they say they simply did not have the evidence to proceed either under the criminal code or under military law heather mcdonald says she feels like she has been punched in the stomach and that she believes this is why people do not come forward in the canadian armed forces when it comes to sexual misconduct
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Canadian military police will not charge Adm. Art McDonald after sexual misconduct probe

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