The province’s Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding injuries suffered by a 47-year-old man at the Bridgewater police station last month.
In a news release Friday, SIRT said Bridgewater police arrested a man for impaired driving on the morning of June 23 and transported him to the department, where he was placed in an interview room
While in the room awaiting processing, the man showed signs of aggression, and there was an altercation with two officers.
The man was taken to cells at the Cookville RCMP detachment, where he stated he felt like he had a broken rib and collar bone. Paramedics were called to assess the man but could not do so because he would not co-operate.
He was then transported to South Shore Regional Hospital for further assessment but would not co-operate with medical staff either. He was released from police custody later that day.
On June 27, the man returned to the hospital, where it was determined he had several fractured ribs and a fractured collarbone.
The man contacted Bridgewater police, who referred the matter to SIRT.