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The SiRT will usually distribute a media release at or near the commencement of each of its investigations. Those releases will be found in this section. Other news items of interest relevant to the SiRT are also posted in this section.
On May 21, 2015, SiRT began an investigation into a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer regarding a potential theft, breach of trust, and obstruction of justice committed by an officer.
Today SiRT laid charges of obstruction of a police officer and fabrication of evidence against Craig Robert Burnett, formerly a member of the RCMP.
On June 14, 2016, a 46-year-old male filed a complaint with the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) that a male HRP officer used excessive force during the man’s arrest on June 3 at an address on North St.
On October 3, 2016, the Cape Breton Regional Police (CBRP) contacted SiRT about a possible obstruction of justice committed by one of their members.
Early on the morning of August 26, 2016
At approximately 3:50 a.m. this morning a member of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) attempted to pull over a car on Agricola St. in Halifax. The car quickly accelerated and struck a power pole near the intersection with McCully St.
On January 1 Cape Breton Regional Police (CBRP) and Search and Rescue personnel were continuing efforts to locate a missing 15-year-old male in Sydney Mines who had been reported missing to police on December 30th. Shortly after 9 a.m.
Shortly before 4 a.m Sunday morning Halifax Regional Police (HRP) encountered two motor vehicles on North West Arm Drive that appeared to be racing.
The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) today released its report regarding an investigation into a July 16, 2016 motorcycle crash near Waverly Road in Dartmouth following an attempted traffic stop by a member of Halifax R