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No charges for Halifax police after man found unconscious in cells: SiRT

Nova Scotia s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) have cleared Halifax Regional Police (HRP) of any wrongdoing after a man was found unconscious in one of the department s cells last summer.READ MORE: SiRT investigating after man found unconscious in Halifax jail cell[1]According to a report released Thursday by SiRT, police arrested a 47-year-old man around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2016. The man was taken into custody on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital for being intoxicated in a public place after he was observed acting oddly and aggressively towards an employee and security guards at the hospital.The man was taken to HRP headquarters and placed in a cell at 10:25 p.m. The report says a routine check by officers found the man unconscious 17 minutes later, after he attempted to hang himself with his sweater.SiRT says their investigation revealed that while the man was acting oddly, he was not overly intoxicated and gave no indication he was depressed or considering taking his own life.As as result, SiRT says that the officers responsible for the care of the man followed reasonable procedures and performed the usual prisoner checks in accordance with their standard practice and that there are no grounds to consider any charges against police.The report says that the man s condition initially was very dire and although he has now recovered significantly, he continues to suffer from a serious brain injury.The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.Follow @NatashaPace[3]

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Calgary Walmart store under fire for treatment of customers by store security

A University of Calgary student says he intends to file an official complaint with Walmart after an encounter with a security guard at the Walmart in Sage Hill.Jean Ventose said the incident happened at around 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 as he was shopping for headphones at the store in northwest Calgary.Ventose posted a video of the encounter on Facebook, which has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.In the video, which Ventose said was taken with his phone, a woman who appears to be a store security guard is seen closely following Ventose, who can be heard speaking to her off camera.WATCH: A Calgary man shot this footage at a Walmart he says shows a security guard following him.
Calgary Walmart Store Under Fire For Treatment Of Customers By Store Security

Security camera captures brawl between cop, guard inside Kentucky jail

Most of the time, a jailhouse brawl tends to involve inmates, not police officers.But that wasn t the case earlier this month when a jailer came to blows with a sheriff s deputy inside a Kentucky jail.According to a joint statement by the Hardin County Detention Center and the Hardin County Sherriff s Department, the incident occurred on Feb. 8 when Deputy Clennon Smith got into a verbal altercation with Hardin County Deputy Jailer Joe Funk.Related

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