**** HRP Media Release
Police are investigating the death of a man that occurred in Halifax.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. police were called to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Carrington Place. A man and woman who were known to each other were in an altercation during which the man fell from a balcony. Aid was provided to the man, but he succumbed to his injuries.
The incident remains under investigation. Additionally, as per protocol when a death has occurred during police actions, the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has been notified.
There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing. SiRT has invoked their mandate and are currently investigating.
No further details are available at this time.
SiRT—Investigation begins regarding man who died from fall
The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has commenced an investigation regarding the death of a man that occurred after he fell from a balcony in Clayton Park West.
Early this morning, HRP responded to a call at a residence about a disturbance between a male and female. Upon entering the apartment, police noticed the male on the balcony. Shortly thereafter, the male went over the balcony, falling to the ground below. Police rendered aid, but the male died at the scene.
The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing.
The team can independently begin an investigation 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.
The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.