No wrongdoing by police in jail house incident

SIRT says there are no grounds to lay any charges against officers after a man was found unconscious in a jail cell last month.

The Serious Incident Response Team says the 47 year old man had tried to hang himself following his arrest on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital for public intoxication. He was found during a routine check on the cells 17 minutes after he was placed in a holding cell. He suffered a serious brain injury.

SIRT found the officers followed reasonable care. The man was not overly intoxicated and did not indicate he was depressed or considering taking his own life.