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Investigation Begins into Allegations of Domestic Violence Against Cole Harbour RCMP Member
The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating allegations of domestic violence made against a female member of the Cole Harbour RCMP.
This morning, July 4, a male went to the East Division office of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) and made allegations in relation to his wife, the RCMP member. In accordance with the provisions of the Police Act, the HRP contacted SiRT about the matter. At that time, SiRT assumed the jurisdiction for the investigation. At this point, no arrests have been made.
The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald.
The team can independently begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public.
The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.
Ron MacDonald, QC