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