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Halifax Regional Police Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

The Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) arrested a male member of the Halifax Regional Police earlier today, Dec. 11, on an allegation of sexual assault.
In early November, SIRT received a complaint from a female alleging that she was sexually assaulted by a male police officer. At that time, SIRT began the investigation that led to today's arrest. The officer has been released on a promise to appear with conditions. He is due to appear in provincial court on Feb. 13.
SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, which includes allegations of sexual assault. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald.
SIRT 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.
The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.