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Investigation Results in Charges Against RCMP Member


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has laid one charge against a member of the RCMP – Baddeck Detachment.

SiRT was contacted on December 13, 2022, by the RCMP concerning an investigation they were conducting in relation to an Indecent Exposure that was alleged to have occurred in 2021. SiRT commenced an investigation into the matter and has deemed that a charge is appropriate in the circumstances.

Cst. (Terrance) Justin Sanford will face a charge of Indecent Exposure contrary to section 173(1) of the Code. Cst. Sanford is schedule to appear on April 28, 2023, at 9:30am at the Sydney Provincial Courthouse.

The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.

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:

Alonzo Wright, KC