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Investigation Begins into Assault Allegation


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation into an allegation of assault committed by a Cape Breton Regional Police Officer.

On February 13th, SiRT received a call from a third-party alleging the officer had assaulted two females. Both females are known to the officer. 

As a result, SiRT has begun an investigation. 

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.

The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.


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Felix Cacchione