The province's Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has ended an investigation into the Halifax Regional Police because the complainant was not seriously injured.
On Dec. 15, Halifax Regional Police arrested a 47-year-old Middle Musquodoboit man after stopping a vehicle in Dartmouth on Chappell Street, between Richard Street and Wyse Road. There was an altercation. The man went to a doctor and believed the arrest left him with fractured ribs. He filed a complaint with SIRT on Dec. 21.
However, an X-ray later showed his ribs were not fractured. SIRT received this information and informed the man.
As a result, the investigation has been discontinued. SIRT's mandate includes the investigation of serious injuries which may arise from the actions of the police. Serious injuries include fractures to limbs, ribs, head or spine. In this case, the injuries no longer fit SIRT's mandate.