Further to a news release by the African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition (DPAD) related to a July 4 incident that took place in Preston, we have been asked for comment. Below is a statement by Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella:
“Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is aware of an incident involving Dean and Angela Simmonds of Preston that took place on July 4, 2021, and their intention to bring forward a formal complaint.
“Every citizen - regardless of their position or role - has the right to bring forward their concern if they believe they have been dealt with in an inappropriate way by police, regardless of the agency or where an interaction takes place. In every instance, it is important to let the appropriate processes unfold.
“Out of respect for the process, HRP will not be commenting further at this time.”