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SiRT Lays New Charges Against Halifax Regional Police Officer
Today the province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) laid new charges against Cst. Chris Mosher, 30, of the Halifax Regional Police. Cst. Mosher has been charged with two counts of breaching his court undertaking by drinking outside of his residence and in the presence of a woman who is not a family member. The charges relate to matters alleged to have occurred in Lunenburg on the night of August 22, 2013. He was arrested by a SiRT investigator earlier today when he appeared voluntarily for that purpose. He was released on conditions to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on October 23, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
SiRT commenced an investigation into the matter in late August, as a result of information received from a member of the public. Ron MacDonald, the independent Director of SiRT, is responsible for all decisions on charges and the laying of a charge.
Cst. Mosher was charged on February 6, 2013, with sexual assault and administering a noxious thing with intent to aggrieve , arising out of matters from November 2 and 3rd, 2012. He is set to return to Provincial Court in Dartmouth on June 17, 2014 for a preliminary inquiry.
SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald.
The team can independently launch an investigation, or begin one 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.
A public report summarizing the results of the investigation must be filed within three months after it is finished.
Media Contact: Ronald MacDonald, Q.C., Director
Serious Incident Response Team