Whitehorse man says RCMP hog-tied, tear gassed him before realizing they were at wrong house


A Whitehorse man is suing after Yukon RCMP officers allegedly forcibly arrested, hog-tied and tear-gassed him on his front lawn while executing a search warrant before realizing they were at the wrong property.

In a statement of claim filed to the Yukon Supreme Court last week, plaintiff Kevin Fisher says the incident has had serious impacts, including leaving him with post-traumatic stress and a mistrust of authority figures. 

The Attorney General of Canada, the RCMP, Cpl. Brent Edwards and three “John Doe” officers are listed as defendants. No statements of defence have been filed yet, and the Yukon RCMP declined to comment on the allegations. 

Fisher also declined to speak to CBC

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