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Investigation Begins into HRP Pursuit


The serious incident response team can confirm it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the early morning death of a 29-year-old male.

HRP was involved in a slow speed pursuit of a vehicle that was being driven in a dangerous manner. The pursuit, which included both the MacKay and MacDonald bridges, ended on the MacDonald Bridge where the man exited his vehicle and fell off the bridge resulting in his death.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call SiRT at 1-855-450-2010.

The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing.

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:

Eric Taylor