Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – NT RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has charged a 28-year-old man for statements made towards an employee of GNWT Public Health.
On January 20, 2021, RCMP received a report of a statement that was concerning towards a public health employee. A call was received at the office of the Chief Public Health Officer that included statements of a threatening nature. They reported it to the RCMP and MCU began an investigation which resulted in the man being taken into custody on January 22, 2021.
Clinton Leussink, 28 of Alberta, has been charged with Intimidation s.423(1) CC and Uttering Threats s.264.1(1)(a) CC. He will appear in Territorial court in Yellowknife on February 16, 2021.
“While RCMP usually does not disclose the identity of a victim of crime, it was very concerning to learn of the reports of a threatening statement made towards the Chief Public Health Officer. Everyone, including the CPHO and employees, is entitled to a safe work environment, and NT RCMP will investigate any comments that may be perceived as intimidating thoroughly and charge accordingly” states Superintendent Jeffrey Christie, Criminal Operations Officer in Charge, NT RCMP.
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