The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has laid four charges against a member of the Truro Police Service.
SiRT was contacted on March 21st, 2023, by Truro Police after receiving information concerning an allegation of voyeurism committed by a Truro Police officer. The complainant, a member of the public, and the officer are known to each another.
During the investigation SiRT identified a second individual who was also subjected to voyeurism by the officer in a separate incident. The second complainant and the officer are known to each other.
Constable JinHo Kim, a 29-year-old member of the Truro Police will face two counts of sexual assault and two counts of voyeurism.
Cst. Kim is scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court, Prince Street, Truro, NS on September 27th, 2023, for the first incident and Dartmouth Provincial Court, Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, NS on September 26th, 2023, for the second incident.
The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The team can independently begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice of each province. 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.