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RCMP Officer Cleared in Incident Involving Arrest of Female


The province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has released its report regarding the April 26, 2022, arrest of a woman by an officer with the Colchester County District.

On the afternoon of April 26, 2022, RCMP and EHS responded to a 911 call involving a highly agitated female. Based on the woman’s condition and comments made, she was arrested under the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act (IPTA), placed in the ambulance, and transported to hospital.

On the way to the hospital, the woman tried to exit the ambulance, which was forced to stop on the 2-lane roadway. The officer who was following the ambulance was able to prevent her from entering the roadway and prevented the possibility of her sustaining serious injury. The woman’s resistance to the officer resulted in a clavicular fracture in her right shoulder and bruising on her right knee.

The investigation determined that the force the officer used was entirely justified and required for the woman’s own safety in attempting to escape the ambulance. Therefore, no charges are warranted against the officer.

The full report is available at


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