Serious Incident Response Team director appointed

The province's police watchdog agency has a new director.

Former federal justice Felix Cacchione has been appointed director of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT).

Cacchione spent 32 years on the judicial bench and recently retired from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. 

He replaces interim director John Scott.

SiRT investigates all matters that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault and domestic violence, or other matters of public interest involving police.