Serious Incident Response Team Lays Assault Charges

SIRT

October 9, 2012 4:19 PM

The Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has laid two charges of common assault against an Antigonish RCMP officer today, Oct. 9.

The charges relate to a domestic violence complaint received by the RCMP on Sept. 25, which was then referred to the Serious Incident Response Team for investigation.

Cst. Luc MacInnis, 28, of Antigonish, faces two charges of common assault. The charges are for alleged incidents occurring in December 2011 and June 2012.

Cst. MacInnis is scheduled to appear at the Antigonish Justice Centre on Dec. 19.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Its investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald.

SIRT can independently launch an investigation or 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 file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

The Serious Incident Response Team laid two commons assault

charges against a member of the Antigonish RCMP today

(October 9th).

     Twenty-eight year-old Constable Luc MacInnis of Antigonish

faces two charges of common assault. The charges are for alleged

incidents occurring in December 2011 and June 2012.

Cst. MaccInnis is scheduled to appear at the Antigonish

Justice Centre on December 19th.

     The Serious Incident Response is responsible for

investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova

Scotia. Ron MacDonald is the independent civilian director.

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Media Contact: Ron MacDonald
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