October 23, 2018 1:22 pm

Cape Breton police officer facing domestic violence allegations

SiRT says the complaint was received on Sunday from a woman who claimed she was assaulted by her husband.

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Nova Scotia’s police watchdog is investigating allegations of domestic violence against an officer in Cape Breton.

Serious Incident Response Team [SiRT] director Felix Cacchione says the complaint was received on Sunday from a woman who claimed she was assaulted by her husband.

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Cacchione says the man is a member of the Cape Breton Regional Police force. He says the investigation into the allegation began later in the day Sunday.

SiRT did not release the officer’s identity.

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SiRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether there is an allegation of wrongdoing.

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