Halifax police cleared after woman falls from window

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's police watchdog has cleared a pair of Halifax Regional Police officers of wrongdoing after a woman fractured her back, pelvis and wrist after falling from a window while trying to evade arrest.

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The Serious Incident Response Team says the 25-year-old woman admitted she was trying to escape police at an apartment building last July 10 when she was injured.

The woman told the team she either jumped or fell from the apartment window as a result of her own actions.

The independent agency says the officers were attempting to arrest the woman for a breach of a court order, but she ran to an apartment and locked herself inside.

When one of the officers ran to the back of the building, he found the injured woman on the ground.

The agency says the two officers acted quickly to ensure the woman received medical care, adding there are no grounds to consider charges against either officer.



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