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SiRT Investigating Incident Involving RCMP Officers


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has begun an investigation into an incident involving RCMP Officers.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 6, officers responded to a mental health call in Colchester County. Upon arrival, officers located an individual in an outbuilding threatening self-harm.

When officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, an interaction occurred between the officers and the individual who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. EHS was called and the affected person was transported to hospital where they received medical attention. 

As a result of those injuries RCMP contacted SiRT.

The Serious Incident Response Team 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.

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:

Felix Cacchione