RCMP conclude investigation into Joe Smyth complaint former Minister of Justice and Public Safety

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia concluded investigation into Joe Smyth complaint against former Minister of Justice and Public Safety.

“RCMP in Nova Scotia have concluded no criminal findings following an investigation into a complaint made by Joe Smyth that alleged political interference by the former Minister of Justice and Public Safety and current Attorney General,” the RCMP said in a statement.

Smyth was charged with obstruction of justice which was eventually dismissed by the court.

The statement further added that the complaint was received on December 11, 2020, and at the request of RCMP NL, the investigation was turned over the RCMP in Nova Scotia to ensure an independent investigation and transparent process.

RCMP officers from Nova Scotia travelled to Newfoundland and Labrador in early January, 2021, to commence the investigation. No evidence of interference was found, RCMP said, adding that the investigation concluded on September 29, 2021.

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