Nova Scotia

Dalhousie dentistry scandal won't result in police charges

Halifax Regional Police reviewed material provided by Dalhousie University connected with the school dentistry scandal and decided not to launch a criminal investigation.

Police review documents and find nothing that contravenes Criminal Code

On Wednesday, police reviewed the original Facebook posts and decided they did not break the law. (CBC)

Halifax Regional Police have reviewed material provided by Dalhousie University connected with the school dentistry scandal and decided not to launch a criminal investigation.

The scandal concerns misogynistic Facebook posts targeting female Dalhousie dentistry students.

Police tried to establish if any of the posts on the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen Facebook group contravened the Criminal Code. They found the posts did not violate the code, Const. Pierre Bourdages said Thursday.

In one of the posts in the group, male students voted on which female classmate they'd like to have "hate" sex with and joked about using chloroform on women. In another post, a woman was shown in a bikini with the caption, "Bang until stress is relieved or unconscious."

On Wednesday, police received a package of documents from the university and reviewed it. They did not see anything that suggested a crime had occurred.

On Tuesday, Const. Bourdages had said the university declined to release the information to police. That evening, a university spokesperson said there was a “misunderstanding” and that the university would co-operate with police.

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