Senior Crown attorney Josie McKinney will become this province’s first Crown attorney dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking offences.
NOTE: The following is a statement from Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions. As prosecutors, Crown attorneys of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service are committed to the fair treatment of all members of the public who encounter the criminal justice system, including African Nova Scotians. We are disgusted by the recent acts of violence that have resulted in the loss of black lives including George Floyd. We condemn the past and present-day violence that continues to be inflicted upon black people, including violence by people sworn to protect and serve our community.
The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service has received numerous email requests from the public to drop the charges against Santina Rao. Charges of causing bodily harm to a peace officer, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and causing a disturbance were laid by Halifax Regional Police following a Jan. 15 incident at Walmart in Halifax.
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