Court delays decision on dangerous offender

SASKATOON, SK – A Saskatchewan man’s appeal to have his name removed from the dangerous offender list will have to wait.

Andy Peekeekoot is fighting to get his name removed because he believes the list should be reserved for murderers and sexual offenders. Peekeekoot says the designation is too broad.

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal delayed the case until more information is revealed about the original assault charges. The court is also concerned his lawyer’s withdrawal from the case will affect the outcome, reports The Vancouver Sun.

Peekeekoot, 34, is a member of the Ahtahkakoop First Nation and has over 20 convictions that go back to 1991. These convictions include aggravated assault and assaults on corrections workers.

Peekeekoot was added to the dangerous offender list after a 2005 barroom fight in which he was convicted of two counts of assault. Peekeekoot pulled a knife on the men but did not use it, The Calgary Herald reports.

The Saskatchewan dangerous offender list is available to the public  to identify high-risk offenders living within communities.

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