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RCMP Officer Cleared in Sexual Assault Allegation


The province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) released its report today regarding an allegation of sexual assault against a male member of the RCMP.

On November 7, 2019, SiRT was contacted by the Pictou District RCMP after receiving a complaint from a member of the community concerning an allegation of sexual assault by a male member of the RCMP, the Subject Officer (SO), against a female known to him.

As part of the investigation, SiRT interviewed the affected party (AP), a number of civilian witnesses, and reviewed text messages between the female and member.

The investigation has determined that there had been sexual encounters between the AP and the SO but that all encounters were consensual. Based on statements and other evidence gathered in this investigation there are no reasonable and probable grounds to conclude that the SO committed a sexual assault with respect to the AP. Therefore, there are no grounds to consider any charge against the SO.

The full report is available at

SIRT 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.


Media Contact:

Pat Curran

Interim Director