**** SiRT Media Release
Investigation Results in Charge Against Off-Duty Bridgewater Police Officer
The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has laid a charge against a 35-year-old member of the Bridgewater Police Service.
On September 10th, 2021, Bridgewater Police Service received a call from an Affected Party alleging they had been threatened by one of its officers earlier that day. In accordance with the provisions of the Police Act, SiRT was contacted by Bridgewater Police and an investigation into the incident commenced later that evening.
Cst. Asif Khan will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on October 20, 2021, to face one charge of uttering threats.
SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.
The team can independently launch an investigation or begin one 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.
A public report summarizing the results of the investigation must be filed within three months after it is finished.