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N.B. RCMP Refer Riverview Incident To SiRT

By Brad Perry Nov 18, 2022 | 6:54 AM

Mounties have asked Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) to review their actions after an incident in Riverview.

RCMP said they responded Wednesday morning to a report of a person in mental distress in the community.

Upon arrival at the scene, police spoke with a person who appeared to be in mental distress and tried to calm them down,” said an RCMP news release.

Concerned for their safety, officers tried to detain the person under the Mental Health Act but they resisted, which led to an altercation.

The individual was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and one of the two officers involved in the altercation suffered a non-life threatening injury.

“Following further review of the events, the New Brunswick RCMP has referred the incident to the Nova Scotia SiRT for an independent investigation,” said the release.

The investigation by SiRT will determine whether or not criminal charges should result from the actions of the officer.

SiRT is an independent agency that investigates serious matters such as death, serious injury, intimate partner violence or any other matter involving an officer that is determined to be in the public interest to be investigated.


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