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N.S. police watchdog investigating after RCMP member accused of domestic assault

Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team is investigating an allegation of domestic assault involving an RCMP member.
Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team is investigating an allegation of domestic assault involving an RCMP member. File/ Global News

Nova Scotia’s police watchdog announced Friday that it is investigating an allegation of domestic assault and uttering threats involving a member of the RCMP.

In a statement, the province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) said that on July 5, Northeast Nova District RCMP were contacted by a woman alleging she had been assaulted and threatened by her husband, who is a member of the RCMP.

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“The incident had occurred in their home on the evening of July 3. In accordance with the provisions of the Police Act, SiRT was contacted by RCMP and an investigation into the incident commenced later that day,” SiRT said.

SiRT’s mandate is to investigate all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing.

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The investigation will be led by SiRT civilian director Felix Cacchione.

According to SiRT, the Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months of its completion.