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Deputy mayor calls for briefing after recent spike in arrests of HRP officers

In the last 27 days, three officers have been arrested for various alleged crimes
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Halifax Regional Police headquarters ( file photo)

HRM's deputy mayor Tony Mancini is asking for the police commissioners board to be briefed after a third HRP officer was arrested in recent weeks.

In the last 27 days, three officers have been arrested for various alleged crimes.

According to multiple media sources, the Deputy Mayor is pushing for police to give a briefing to the board about the rising number of incidents - the latest of which took place just this week.

HRP said one of their officers was arrested by RCMP in connection with a threats complaint in Eastern Passage.

Police responded to the complaint of a man and woman known to each other at approximately four Monday afternoon - as is required by law, the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team is investigating.

Mancini wants the board to go even further, and examine all charges against police officers from the last five years.

In regards to the latest cases, he wants to know if there's any common link, but to avoid speculation, he wants a briefing from police.

Mayor Mike Savage, meanwhile, says anytime an officer is arrested, it's concerning, and might be worth a special response from police leadership.

HRP Public Information Officer Constable John MacLeod says these incidents are not a reflection of the great work the hard working, and professional members of the organization do every day.

In the last month, two other officers were arrested - one for theft, the other for sexual assault.

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