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SIRT investigating assault allegation against member of Cape Breton Regional Police Service

Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team investigates cases involving police in the province.

SYDNEY, N.S. — The province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigation domestic violence allegations made against a male member of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service.
The investigation relates to a complaint the local police service received from a female early Sunday morning regarding an allegation of assault against her husband, who is a member of the force.
In accordance with the provisions of the Police Act, SiRT was contacted by regional police and an investigation into the incident commenced later that day.
The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Felix Cacchione.
The team can independently begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public.
The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.

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