Police deny report on local radio alleging officer dumped trash on highway

Halifax Regional Police are releasing a statement in relation to misinformation released on a local radio station this morning.

This morning, a local radio station repeatedly alleged that an officer had “dumped” a garbage bag on the side of Highway 111 in Dartmouth and drove away.  The officer who was in fact in full uniform in a marked police vehicle had come across a bag of garbage that had been discarded in the centre of the highway. The officer moved it to the side of the road to prevent a possible collision. The department of transportation was contacted to remove the garbage which was done later this morning.

No attempt was made to reach out to the Halifax Regional Police to verify the information that was being reported.

We would encourage anyone who believes they are aware of conduct unbecoming of an officer to reach out to our Professional Standards Office so that it can be investigated.

Source: Release

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