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Investigation Begins into Allegations of Domestic Assault Against RCMP Member


On March 16, 2020 Halifax District RCMP contacted SiRT about an allegation of domestic violence committed by a female member of the RCMP.

An adult male, the affected party, contacted the RCMP to report that he was a victim of domestic violence. The male alleges that the female member assaulted him on five-six occasions over a two-year period. As a result, RCMP referred the matter to SiRT which has assumed responsibility for the investigation.

The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, which includes all allegations of domestic violence.

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.

Media Contact:

Pat Curran

Interim Director