Police have charged a man after an assault inside the Police Headquarters’ detention facility overnight.
At 1:15 a.m., booking officers working the police detention facility on Gottingen Street observed on video, a man in one of the holding tanks, assaulting another man housed with him. They quickly proceeded to the holding tank and located a 35-year-old male victim with serious facial injuries. The victim was transported to hospital by EHS and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Both the suspect and the victim had previously been arrested for public intoxication earlier in the evening during unrelated incidents.
Thirty-three-year-old Jonathan William Kerr of Halifax was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today to face charges of assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation.