POLICE SEEK ORIGIN OF MATERIALS PUBLISHED IN NOVA SCOTIA

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POLICE SEEK ORIGIN OF MATERIALS PUBLISHED IN NOVA SCOTIA

Independent Investigation into Materials Released from 2020 Mass Casualty Event

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is appealing to the public for any and all information on how sensitive materials including emergency 911 call recordings were distributed to the media.

The OPP received a request to investigate after recordings of 911 calls and other sensitive materials relating to the 2020 mass casualty event in Nova Scotia were published by the media in June of 2021. The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is conducting this independent investigation.

The OPP asks anyone with information regarding the release of protected information pertaining to the 2020 mass casualty events — including 9-1-1 call recordings, images, and video recordings — to contact the dedicated tip line at 1-844-677-9401 or by email at opp.arb.tips@opp.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/submit-a-tip/submit-a-tip.

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