A former employee of the east end Canadian Tire in Regina will not face charges after he was accused of assault by an Indigenous man in July.
Fifty-three-year-old Kamao Cappo said he was racially profiled after being accused of stealing from the store, and assaulted while he was being escorted out of the business after he refused to leave
The 44-year-old employee and Canadian Tire “went their separate ways” soon after the incident went viral on social media sites.
It’s not known if the employee was fire or resigned. Police say they informed Cappo there will be no charges laid in the incident.
In a news release Regina Police said,
“The investigation into the allegation of assault gathered all available evidence, including the statements of those involved, as well as witnesses. Available video was considered, including video recorded by the victim. This investigation was made more complex by a non-criminal allegation regarding the motivation of the store employee. The complexity of the case, and the sensitivity surrounding it, prompted the Regina Police Service to consult with Prosecutions Branch of Saskatchewan Justice. This is not an everyday occurrence, but such consultations do occur when police feel it necessary to obtain a more detailed interpretation of the law. It was the recommendation of Prosecutions that no charges be laid; therefore, the matter has been concluded without criminal charges. The complainant was advised of the outcome of the case, today, in a personal meeting with police and Crown.”