On July 26, Halifax Regional Police received a complaint from a woman regarding the conduct of one of our officers. As a result of a formal statement obtained from the complainant on the evening of August 2, Halifax Regional Police determined the complaint pertained to an allegation of sexual assault involving a Halifax Regional Police constable.
Halifax Regional Police referred this matter to the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) on August 2 for investigation, and the officer in question was suspended from duty today pending the outcome of the investigation by SiRT.
We take allegations against our officers very seriously and realize they potentially undermine public confidence. As can be expected, these situations are difficult for the victim, the department and everyone involved.
Media inquiries related to this matter are to be directed to SiRT.