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Laura Doucette stands facing the wall of windows that dominates the Supreme Court room at Summit Place. Outside, a massive Canadian flag snaps in the wind and the Woodside ferry crosses the harbour. It’s hard to tell if she’s looking at either or simply trying not to think about the fact that the man who put her life on hold for the last two-and-a-half years just walked into the room.

David Grimes was the area firearms officer assigned to evaluate Doucette’s firearms license application in 2012. While investigating her application, he told the career college she was attending and staff at her on-the-job training (OJT) placement that she and her husband were suspects in an armed robbery.

He was wrong. Even though the only evidence was Grimes’ word, Doucette was dismissed from her work placement and unable to graduate. No one at the school investigated the allegations.

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