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RCMP Shoot and Kill Man in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (May 26, 2018)

RCMP shot and killed a 24-year-old man in the Westphal neighborhood of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Neighbors reported seeing a heavy police presence and armed officers in the area and one person reported hearing two shots fired.

The province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians in Nova Scotia, is investigating the killing. Nova Scotia RCMP say that police were responding to a complaint about one man threatening another man at 7:48 AM. They state that they blocked off an area between 40 Broom Road and Highway 7 and undertook a search with police dogs. They claim that officers encountered the man in a wooded area and officers discharged their weapons. None of the police claims have been confirmed and no further details have been provided publicly.

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Nova Scotia: People who Died through contact with Police Since 1987

Nova Scotia: People who Died through contact with Police Since 1987

People who died following a police intervention:

• Patrick Hanna, 31, d. Nov. 13, 1990
• Paul Saulnier, 42, d. July 15, 2005
• John Simon, d. Dec. 2, 2008

People who died in police custody:

• Howard Hyde, 45, d. Nov. 22, 2007
• Ryan Allen MacKay, 28, d. Jan. 25, 2009
• Victoria Rose Paul, 44, d. Sept. 5, 2009
• Lawrence Ports, 60, d. Oct. 11, 2013

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)