Nova Scotia

N.S. to announce head of police misconduct team

The Nova Scotia government is ready to announce the first director of a new agency that will investigate allegations of police misconduct.

The Nova Scotia government is ready to announce the first director of a new agency that will investigate allegations of police misconduct.

Justice Minister Ross Landry said he will introduce the director of the Serious Incident Response Team at a news conference on Tuesday.

Landry first announced plans for the unit almost two years ago, saying it would bring a level of accountability to the justice system that the public was demanding.

He also said the province's move followed a national trend toward more independent investigations of police actions.

At the time, police officials estimated that Nova Scotia typically sees up to a half dozen incidents a year where police have to investigate other police.

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