Po­lice watchdog in­ves­ti­gat­ing claim of sex­ual touch­ing

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCIAL -

HAL­I­FAX - Nova Sco­tia’s in­de­pen­dent po­lice watchdog is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a Yar­mouth man’s al­le­ga­tion of in­ap­pro­pri­ate sex­ual touch­ing by mem­bers of the An­napo­lis Royal Po­lice Depart­ment. The Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team says po­lice ap­proached the man as he sat in the driver’s seat of his pickup truck in An­napo­lis Royal around 4 p.m. on July 9. Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a driv­ing com­plaint re­lated to the truck and, af­ter some dis­cus­sion, of­fi­cers tried to ar­rest the man. Dur­ing the ar­rest, SIRT says a strug­gle en­sued and the man al­leges his pants were ripped, his gen­i­tals ex­posed, and he was in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched by one of the of­fi­cers. SIRT says the man made a state­ment to the in­de­pen­dent agency ear­lier this week. It now has three months to in­ves­ti­gate and file a re­port.

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