In­ves­ti­ga­tion con­cludes force used by P.E.I. RCMP in Rollo Bay shoot­ing was rea­son­able

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An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing an RCMP of­fi­cer shoot­ing a sus­pect in Rollo Bay in De­cem­ber has found the force used was rea­son­able un­der the cir­cum­stances. Nova Sco­tia’s Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team (SiRT) re­leased a re­port Thurs­day that con­cluded the RCMP of­fi­cer was facing death or griev­ous bod­ily harm when he re­sorted to us­ing his gun on Dec. 4, 2017. “The force used was rea­son­able and not ex­ces­sive when all fac­tors were con­sid­ered and reviewed,” a state­ment from SiRT said. Cory Rus­sell Levy was sen­tenced in March to five months in jail af­ter as­sault­ing an RCMP of­fi­cer who was re­spond­ing to a com­plaint of a pos­si­ble im­paired driver. A re­port into the in­ci­dent found the of­fi­cer fired in an at­tempt to over­come the se­ri­ous threat Levy posed. The of­fi­cer fired three times, hit­ting Levy once in the knee. Nova Sco­tia SiRT is also cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing an un­re­lated shoot­ing in Sum­mer­side where that city’s po­lice force shot and killed 32-year-old Jeremy Stephens dur­ing a rob­bery in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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