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SiRT Investigates Motorcycle
The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation involving the Digby RCMP and an attempt to stop a motorcycle early Saturday morning that resulted in injuries to the 45-year-old male driver.
At approximately 4:30 a.m., two RCMP officers were alerted to a possible impaired motorcycle driver who was attending this weekend's Wharf Rat Rally in Digby. The police located the male and made initial visual contact with him. The motorcycle sped away and crashed a short distance away. The incident occurred near the intersection of Church Street and First Avenue.
The male was seriously injured in the crash. As a result the RCMP contacted SiRT, who have assumed responsibility for the investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact SiRT toll free at 1-855-450-2010.
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