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Nova Scotia’s police watchdog says officer faces charge of uttering threats

A Bridgewater, N.S. sign is seen on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
A Bridgewater, N.S. sign is seen on Saturday, July 30, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Nova Scotia’s police watchdog agency says a member of the town police in Bridgewater faces a charge of uttering threats following an incident last week.

The Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) says it was informed Sept. 10 after Bridgewater police received a call from an “affected party” alleging they had been threatened by an officer earlier that day.

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The watchdog agency says it began its investigation shortly after being notified by the police force.

It says 35-year-old Const. Asif Khan will appear in Bridgewater provincial court on Oct. 20.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.

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It must file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months of its conclusion.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 17, 2021.

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