It's been 6 years since this cop filed a suit over 'malicious' prosecution. It's still proceeding — slowly

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More than six years after Saint John police officer Chris Messer filed a lawsuit against those involved a prosecution that ultimately fell flat, the suit is still slowly making its way through the court system. 

This week, two days have been set aside to address a motion for summary judgment, which is a request to have the case decided without a trial.

On Wednesday, Messer’s Halifax-area lawyer, Barry Mason, cross-examined the lead investigator in the case, Deputy Chief Brian Cummings of the Miramichi Police Force. The cross-examination is being done in advance of the actual hearing for the motion. 

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