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Investigation Results in Charge Against HRP Officer


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) today released a report announcing the laying of a charge of assault against a member of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP).  

Cst. Mark Pierce will appear in Halifax provincial court on November 17, 2020 regarding the assault charge. The charge against the officer relates to injuries sustained by a 15-year-old youth during his arrest outside Bedford Place Mall on February 21, 2020.

The full 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 Felix Cacchione , who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.

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The Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner oversees and monitors complaints and investigations involving the  alleged non-criminal misconduct of municipal police officers in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Police Review Board conducts hearings of complaints when the complainant has appealed the decision made by the police agency. More information is available at