Serious Incident Reponse Team

Posted at 12:38 pm on January 15, 2018

The Province’s Serious Incident Response Team has cleared the RCMP of wrongdoing in an incident that resulted in a 17 year old fracturing her ankle. SiRT announced Friday that on August 23rd, the RCMP arrested an intoxicated female in Waycobah after complaints were called in by the home owner.

The young female was believed to be highly intoxicated and RCMP placed her under arrest for breach of the peace and, under the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act, for making suicidal threats.

The next morning, she was taken to the Strait Richmond Hospital for assessment of her mental condition. While there, she revealed she was experiencing pain in her leg. An X-ray taken of her leg showed her ankle to be broken. The ankle is believed to have been broken while the female was kicking her cell door. SiRT rules that “in these circumstances, there are no grounds to consider any charges against the arresting officer.”

Posted at 8:18 am on September 15, 2017

The head of the province’s Serious Incident Response Team is set to relocate next month. Ron MacDonald, a native of Antigonish and former Crown Prosecutor in the area has been the director at SiRT since 2012.
MacDonald spent 26 years working in the civil service, and is making his way to British Columbia, where he will take on a new position of chief civilian director of the Independent Investigations Office. MacDonald was the first director of SiRT, which is a unique task force to Atlantic Canada. Recruitment to find Mr. MacDonald’s replacement will begin immediately.