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SiRT Investigating Injuries Sustained During Halifax Regional Police Arrest


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation into the arrest of a youth by members of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) on January 22, 2020.

During the early morning hours of January 23, SiRT received a referral from HRP regarding an incident involving of a 17-year-old female who sustained a broken arm while being arrested.

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.

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.

The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.

Media Contact:

Pat Curran

Interim Director