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SiRT Investigating Collision Involving RCMP Officer


The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision in Antigonish County on the evening of April 27, 2022.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of an adult male walking in and out of traffic on the 104 Highway. An RCMP officer who was patrolling the area in search of the pedestrian, struck the pedestrian with their police vehicle.

In accordance with the Police Act, the RCMP referred the incident to SiRT, which has assumed responsibility for the investigation.

SiRT is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or had been in the Addington Forks area around the time of the collision is asked to call 1-855-450-2010.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Felix Cacchione.

SIRT 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.


Media Contact:

Felix Cacchione