**** RCMP Media Release
Investigation related to unauthorized release of 911 recordings
On June 2, 2021, the RCMP in Nova Scotia learned of the unauthorized release of audio recordings including 911 calls related to the incidents on April 18 and 19, 2020, in central Nova Scotia.
As soon as the RCMP learned of the unauthorized release of the 911 recordings, our first priority was to speak with the victims’ families via a liaison officer and we assured them that an investigation would be undertaken.
The Nova Scotia RCMP has approached the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to conduct an independent criminal investigation into the unauthorized release of the 911 recordings and whether any charges would be warranted. The RCMP will support the OPP investigation as required.
It is important for Nova Scotians to have faith that, when they call 911, their information will be protected.
Given that the OPP is the lead investigating agency, any further updates on the investigation will be provided by the OPP.
The public inquiry into the incidents of April 2020 is currently underway. The RCMP is cooperating fully and supports the independent Mass Casualty Commission in its mandate to provide a full accounting of the incidents in a manner that is compassionate towards victims’ families. To review all of the information the RCMP has released publicly about the incidents on April 18 and 19, 2020, visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/ns/operation-h-stron