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February 2017

HRP sharing Peel Regional Police's release re: wanted man Kartel Pye

Other Agencies News - Feb 15, 2017

On behalf of Peel Regional Police, Halifax Regional Police is sharing the below media release regarding an arrest warrant that was issued for 25-year-old Kartel Pye, who is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Pye is wanted in relation to a human trafficking investigation in the City of Mississauga.  

Given Pye’s link to the Halifax region, investigators are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Issued by Peel Regional Police: Tuesday February 07, 2017

Warrant of Arrest Issued in Human Trafficking Investigation - Kartel PYE

Brampton – Investigators from the Major Drugs and Vice Bureau have issued an arrest warrant for a male suspect in relation to a Human Trafficking investigation that occurred in the City of Mississauga.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, police responded to a report of a male suspect who had violently assaulted a female. Further investigation determined that the male was for a period of time actively involved in human trafficking the female victim.

It is alleged that the suspect profited from the victim’s acts, and that he exercised control over all aspects of her life.

Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Kartel PYE, a 25 year-old male of no fixed address, for the following offences:

  • Trafficking in Persons
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Overcoming Resistance by Attempting to Choke, Suffocate or Strangle Another Person
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  • Assault x 2
  • Sexual Assault
  • Procuring
  • Exercise Control
  • Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Derive a Material Benefit from Sexual Services
  • Receiving Benefit Resulting From Trafficking in Persons
  • Withholding or Destroying Documents for the Purposes of Trafficking in Persons

Kartel PYE is described as male black, 5’6” tall, 141 pounds with a medium build, and brown eyes.

Investigators believe that PYE travels frequently between the G.T.A. and his hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

To view a photo of Kartel PYE, visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca

If anyone has information in relation to this investigation, they are urged to call the Major Drugs and Vice Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3555 or 3515. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public Information Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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Occurrence: 17-0044335

N/R: 17-034

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SiRT - SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT FILED IN HRP THEFT OF EXHIBIT CASE

Other Agencies News - Feb 3, 2017

We’re sharing a media release (see below) issued by SiRT this morning, announcing they have been informed by the Public Prosecution Service that due to issues related to delays in the prosecution, the charges of theft, breach of trust and obstruction of justice against a Halifax Regional Police officer would not be re-instituted.
 
Halifax Regional Police referred this matter to SiRT in May 2015 as soon as we realized there was a possible misappropriation of an exhibit seized during an investigation. A corresponding Police Act investigation was commenced at the outset of this matter, and as per normal procedure, suspended pending the completion of the criminal proceedings. The Police Act investigation will now resume and the officer remains suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. We can’t release the name as the officer is now deemed never to have been charged with any criminal offence.
 
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February 03 - SiRT - SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT FILED IN HRP THEFT OF EXHIBIT CASE
 
On May 21, 2015, SiRT began an investigation into a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer regarding a potential theft, breach of trust, and obstruction of justice committed by an officer. The allegations of theft and breach of trust related to a substance known as “cut” which went missing from an HRP exhibit locker. “Cut” is used in the illegal drug trade and is mixed with the actual drug to increase quantity and profitability. The allegation of obstruction of justice related to alleged steps taken to help a third party avoid detection and arrest by other HRP members.
 
The evidence gathered from the investigation showed that the cut went missing in late January, 2015 from an HRP exhibit locker. It was delivered by the Officer to another individual shortly after it was taken. The Officer did not dispute that he took the cut and made the delivery, but said it was related to police duties and that his Sergeant permitted him to do so. That was disputed by the Sergeant in question, and SiRT had gathered other evidence that questioned certain other details put forward by the Officer. Other evidence was received from a witness that suggested that the officer had warned a person that other HRP officers were attempting to make an arrest on a warrant. The officer disputed this. After the investigation, it became unlikely that witness would be available to testify.
 
None of these facts have been proven in a court proceeding.
 
Charges of theft, breach of trust and obstruction of justice were laid against the officer on January 27, 2016, and SiRT’s file was provided to the Crown on March 15, 2016. Subsequently, the Crown entered a stay of proceedings on May 30, 2016. On January 27, 2017, SiRT was informed by the Public Prosecution Service that due to issues related to delays in the prosecution of the charges, the charges would not be re-instituted.
 
As a result, Officer 1 is deemed never to have been charged with any criminal offence.
 
A complete copy of the report is available at http://sirt.novascotia.ca.
 
SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald, who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.

SiRT- No Charges in Allegation of Excessive Force by HRP Officer

Other Agencies News - Feb 2, 2017

SiRT – No Charges in Allegation of Excessive Force by HRP Officer

On June 14, 2016, a 46-year-old male filed a complaint with the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) that a male HRP officer used excessive force during the man’s arrest on June 3 at an address on North St.  HRP referred the matter to SiRT on July 18 after it was determined the male suffered a punctured ear drum and possible non-displaced fracture of his jaw bone from the incident. 

Police were called to two complaints of loud music made by a husband and wife who lived in a flat below the male who was arrested. Two police officers went to the address and dealt with the first complaint, but had to return five minutes later when the music in the upper flat was again turned up even louder. Four police officers arrived on the second occasion, although the arrested male primarily dealt with one officer. The male said that when he opened the door for that officer on the second visit the officer immediately struck him in the head four times, twice on each side. He also suggested the officer was very aggressive toward him during the first visit.

However, the husband in the lower unit indicated that the officer was calm and patient on the first visit. The arresting officer did admit to striking the male once on the right side of the head after the male tried to head butt him as the officer was arresting the male. He denied any other strikes. Evidence from the other officers corroborated the arresting officer’s evidence. As well, the male only had injuries on the right side of his head.

The evidence was not capable of supporting a finding that the officer had committed an offence, and was more supportive of a finding that the officer was lawfully justified in his actions.

A complete copy of the report is available at http://sirt.novascotia.ca.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald, who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.

 

Media Contact:

Ron MacDonald, QC

Director

902-718-9707

ronald.j.macdonald@novascotia.ca