Police chief revises city’s ‘unfounded” sex assault numbers

Cathy Dobson
March 27, 2017
By Cathy Dobson
Sarnia Police Chief Phil Nelson has weighed in on the national controversy surrounding sexual assault investigations that don’t result in charges, saying his department’s rate of “unfounded” cases is lower than first reported.

Nelson said his personal review found that 15 of 78 cases initially deemed unfounded were incorrectly classified, reducing Sarnia’s rate of unfounded cases from 22% to 18% between 2010 and 2014.


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