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Sibbeston's charges stayed
Man injured after arrest in Fort Simpson

April Hudson
Northern News Services
Monday, December 5, 2016

A charge against Wrigley's Daryl Sibbeston of resisting arrest has been stayed in court, according to the RCMP.

Sibbeston was charged following a Sept. 9 arrest in Fort Simpson.

Witnesses said Sibbeston was intoxicated at the time of arrest and sustained injuries to his face when he was taken to the ground.

RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon stated on Nov. 23 the charge against Sibbeston has been stayed and no further charges have been laid.

The arrest prompted an outcry in Fort Simpson from Sibbeston's friends and family, including a public call from his sister, Fort Simpson Mayor Darlene Sibbeston, for the charges to be dropped.

On Nov. 28, Darlene said she was happy to hear the charge had been stayed.

"I'm just satisfied with the outcome, absolutely," she said.

At the time of Sibbeston's arrest, witnesses alleged arresting Const. Akira Currier had tripped Sibbeston, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.

Sibbeston sustained a black eye and required stitches above his eye.

York-Condon stated the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP is currently investigating public complaints related to the arrest.

–with files from James O'Connor

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