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HRP Officer Charged for Traffic Accident under MVA


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) today released its report about its investigation of a traffic accident involving a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) vehicle at the Willow Tree intersections on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

On that date, at approximately 4:50 p.m., an HRP member was responding to a call in his police vehicle.  As he entered the “Willow Tree” intersection from Cogswell St., intending on continuing down Quinpool Road, there was a collision between his vehicle and a civilian vehicle driven by a 33-year-old female, who was driving alone. She suffered a fractured collarbone in the crash.

After an investigation that included speaking to 11 civilian witnesses, the collection of video, and obtaining a forensic examination of the scene, today two charges were laid against Cst. Brandon Scott Hurley, a 27-year-old HRP member. He has been charged with two charges under the Motor Vehicle Act of Nova Scotia: Failing to Stop at a Red Light, and Failing to Drive with Due Regard for All Person Using the Highway. His first appearance is scheduled for Provincial Court in Halifax on November 25, 2017.

A complete copy of the report is available at

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, who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.

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