The Interim Director of the Serious Incident Response Team has reasonable grounds to believe that an off-duty Halifax Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence on April 29, 2023. As a result of a SiRT investigation, on January 4, 2024, Constable Jacob Farr was charged with assault against a female known to him contrary to Section 266 of the Criminal Code.
Constable Farr will appear before the Nova Scotia Provincial Court at 277 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, on January 8, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
The full report is available at http://sirt.novascotia.ca
The SiRT is responsible for investigating all matters that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault and intimate partner violence or other matters of public interest that may have arisen from the actions of any police officer in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of an independent civilian director, who has the sole authority to determine if charges should be laid at the conclusion of an investigation.