Re­sponse team to in­ves­ti­gate week­end ar­rest


The ar­rest of an adult male over the week­end by Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Po­lice is now the sub­ject of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the prov­ince’s in­de­pen­dent Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was launched after a sus­pect was ar­rested early Satur­day morn­ing in con­nec­tion with a call po­lice re­ceived con­cern­ing a loud party.

Ac­cord­ing to the act­ing di­rec­tor of SiRT, Diane McGrath,

po­lice en­coun­tered an adult male who re­sisted ar­rest. Sev­eral hours after the ar­rest, the male com­plained of pain and was treated at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal for a bro­ken rib. He was re­leased back into po­lice cus­tody.

As a re­sult, re­gional po­lice called in SiRT to in­ves­ti­gate.

The in­ci­dent re­sponse team is re­spon­si­ble for in­ves­ti­gat­ing all se­ri­ous in­ci­dents in­volv­ing po­lice in Nova Sco­tia, whether or not there is an al­le­ga­tion of wrong­do­ing.

In is­su­ing a re­lease on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, McGrath said a pub­lic re­port sum­ma­riz­ing the re­sult of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion must be filed within three months of its com­ple­tion.

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