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RCMP member investigated for sexual assault allegations


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation of an RCMP member regarding allegations of sexual assault. The assault is alleged to have occurred at a party held at the home of another RCMP member. Those involved were not known to each other prior to this event.

The RCMP member was arrested and released. Charges are pending and a summons to appear in court will be issued.

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. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Felix Cacchione.

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:

Felix Cacchione