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SiRT Concludes Investigation into Collision Resulting in Serious Injuries


The Interim Director of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) found no reasonable grounds to believe that a member of the Amherst Police committed a criminal offence in connection with serious injuries sustained by a male and female in a collision.

In the early morning of October 17, 2023, the male driver of a vehicle fled from police at a high rate of speed. Police followed in a marked police vehicle with its lights activated. The vehicle crashed into a house resulting in serious injuries to the male driver and female passenger. EHS attended and the driver and passenger were transported from the scene to receive medical care.

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The SiRT is responsible for investigating all matters that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault and intimate partner violence or other matters of a public interest to be investigated that may have arisen from the actions of any police officer in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Investigations are under the direction and control of an independent civilian director, who has the sole authority to determine if charges should be laid at the conclusion of an investigation.


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Erin Nauss
Interim Director