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.