Graf­fiti tar­gets New­found­land of­fi­cer ac­quit­ted of sex­ual as­sault

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE/ATLANTIC -

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. - The ac­quit­tal of a New­found­land po­lice of­fi­cer on a sex­ual as­sault charge ap­pears to have left a bit­ter af­ter taste with some peo­ple.

Sev­eral streets in down­town St. John’s have been de­faced with graf­fiti di­rected at Const. Carl Dou­glas Snel­grove of the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary and law en­force­ment in gen­eral.

A jury found Snel­grove not guilty of an al­le­ga­tion of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an in­tox­i­cated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty.

Fri­day’s ver­dict was met with in­tense so­cial me­dia up­roar as well as a protest at the court­house Fri­day night. Pho­tos of the graf­fiti that at­tacked Snel­grove and the RNC cropped up on so­cial me­dia Sat­ur­day, in­ten­si­fy­ing the al­ready heated de­bate sur­round­ing the case.

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