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Sexual Assault Allegation Made Against RCMP Member – Pictou District


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault against a male member of the RCMP.

On November 6th, a call was received by the Pictou District RCMP from a third party regarding an allegation of sexual assault of a female by a RCMP member who is known to her. 

As a result, SiRT was contacted by the RCMP and has asumed responsibility for the investigation.  The Police Act gives SiRT sole jurisdiction over the investigation of sexual assault allegations made against a police officer.

The team can independently launch an investigation or begin one 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 results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.


Media Contact:


Shauna MacDonald

Acting Director