Today Halifax Regional Police issued the following statement in relation to the arrest of a woman as discussed in a recent social media post.
“Halifax Regional Police is aware of concerns expressed by a woman who was arrested yesterday in Halifax. We take any allegation of this nature very seriously and we are currently looking into the matter closely.”
“At this time, we are not in a position to discuss specifics. However, we can confirm that at approximately 3:30 p.m. police received a report of a theft in-progress at the Walmart located at 6990 Mumford Road in Halifax. Officers approached a woman who was believed to have concealed items. She became verbally abusive and was behaving aggressively. The officers then attempted to place the woman under arrest for causing a disturbance. She resisted and assaulted one of the officers. The officer was taken to hospital for treatment and later released.
“A 23-year-old Halifax woman has been charged with causing a disturbance, assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest. She will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.”