Today, the province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has laid a charge of operating a conveyance (motor vehicle) in a manner dangerous to the public causing bodily harm against Cst. Kayla Jeffrey, a member of the RCMP Enfield Detachment.
On September 13, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Cst. Jeffrey was responding to a call to assist another member. She was driving an unmarked car with the emergency equipment activated on Hwy 2 in Enfield when the collision occurred.
The female driver and lone occupant of the vehicle struck by the unmarked car suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to hospital. Cst. Jeffrey was also taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Cst. Jeffrey is scheduled to appear in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on April 20, at 9:30 a.m.
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.