**** HRP Media Release
Halifax Regional Police statement on a recent incident involving an officer
Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella issued the following statement today:
“Earlier today, a video surfaced on social media platforms involving one of Halifax Regional Police officers. We have since identified the incident that took place on March 26, and can confirm that the circumstances surrounding this particular incident involved a high-risk situation involving drugs and weapons offences. The comments that appear to have been made by our officer in the video were unacceptable. An internal investigation has been initiated into the incident. The officer involved has been placed on administrative duties, pending the conclusion of the investigation.
“We recognize that any such incident can be deeply damaging to police community relations. We are committed to a full investigation and ask members of the public to allow for due process to take place.”
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Police Investigate Weapons call and arrest a suspect with a firearm
At 6:00 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a Weapons complaint in the 200 block of Wentworth Drive Halifax. Multiple Patrol officers quickly secured the area taking three adult males into custody. A forth male fled on foot. Incidental to arrest a 30-year-old male was found to be in possession of narcotics and a firearm inside a vehicle. One of the three males arrested did sustain minor injuries prior to police arrival, but declined medical treatment. A Police Service Dog attempted to track the forth male but was not been able to locate the male. There is no description to provide of the male that fled on foot at this time. Officers have seized a vehicle for a search warrant.
Investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Section are conducting the investigation which is in the early stages. The 30-year-old male is expected to be facing drug and firearm related charges.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.