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SiRT Responds to Death of Man on Tiger Maple Avenue
The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 19 year-old-male at a Tiger Maple Avenue residence Thursday evening.
On February 12, members of the RCMP Integrated General Investigations Section of the Criminal Investigations Division responded to a potential weapons-related threat. Upon entering the residence the Emergency Response Team located a deceased 19 year-old male, alone in the residence.
As a result of the incident and the police involvement in the matter, and in accordance with the Police Act, SiRT was contacted very shortly after the incident by the RCMP and has assumed responsibility for this aspect of the investigation. All SiRT 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.
Diane L. McGrath, QC