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SiRT Concludes Investigation Into Death


The Interim Director of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) found no reasonable grounds to believe that members of the Codiac Regional RCMP committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a man who died in hospital after going into medical distress in police cells.

The RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding an intoxicated male on November 19, 2022. They arrested the male under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act, and he was taken to police cells. Police monitored the male according to RCMP procedure. He went into medical distress, and officers performed CPR until emergency services arrived. He was transported to hospital where he sadly died on November 23, 2022.

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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 public interest that may have arisen from the actions of any police officer in Nova Scotia or 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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