SiRT investigating injuries sustained by a man at the Bridgewater Police Department


The province's Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating the circumstances surrounding injuries sustained by a 47-year-old man at the Bridgewater Police Department.

The man was arrested on June 23rd for impaired driving and taken to the detachment where he was placed in an interview room.

SiRT says, "While in the interview room awaiting processing, the male exhibited signs of aggression and an altercation occurred between the man and two officers."

After being transported to the RCMP Cookville detachment prisoner care facility, the man said he felt like he had a broken rib and collarbone.

SiRT says both EHS and, later, hospital staff were unable to assess the man because he wouldn't cooperate, and he was released from custody later that day.

On June 27th, the man went to the hospital where it was determined that he had several fractured ribs and a fractured collar bone.

The man contacted Bridgewater Police who then contacted SiRT.