On February 21, 2022, the Pictou County District RCMP became aware of an on-duty excessive use of force allegation made against Cpl. Mark Kellock, who’s posted to Pictou County District. The matter was immediately referred to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), which completed an independent investigation.
On August 31, SiRT charged Cpl. Kellock with Assault under Section 266 of the Criminal Code and Choking under Section 267(c) of the Criminal Code. He’s scheduled to attend Pictou Provincial Court on September 26, 2022.
These criminal charges are alarming and we take these incidents seriously. Cpl. Kellock, who’s been an RCMP member for 29 years, is currently on administrative duties. His duty status is under review pending an internal code of conduct investigation and the court process.