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Investigation begins regarding man who died from fall


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation regarding the death of a man that occurred after he fell from a balcony in Clayton Park West.

Early this morning, HRP responded to a call at a residence about a disturbance between a male and female. Upon entering the apartment, police noticed the male on the balcony. Shortly thereafter, the male went over the balcony, falling to the ground below. Police rendered aid, but the male died at the scene.

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:

Pat Curran

Interim Director