Nova Scotia mass taking pictures: legislation agency gathering proof for 2 class-action lawsuits

The Canadian Press

Revealed Thursday, October eight, 2020 12:15PM EDT

Final Up to date Thursday, October eight, 2020 1:39PM EDT

HALIFAX — A legislation agency representing the households of victims of the April mass taking pictures in Nova Scotia has employed a felony investigation agency because it prepares two potential class-action lawsuits.

Halifax-based Patterson Regulation issued a press release Wednesday saying Martin and Associates Investigations will present experience about police procedures, crime scene evaluation and associated issues that will flip up proof supporting the lawsuits.

One of many proposed class-action proceedings names the property of the lone gunman who killed 22 folks on April 18-19 throughout a 13-hour rampage that spanned a number of communities in northern and central Nova Scotia.

The second class-action, which names the RCMP and the Nova Scotia authorities, focuses on the police response to the killings.

“We’re actively searching for the help of the general public to offer info that could be related to the gunman’s actions and the legislation enforcement response to these actions,” lawyer Robert Pineo mentioned in a press release.

“The only real function of this investigative evaluate is to uncover the reality; reality for the households and reality for most people.”

The legislation agency additionally introduced it has arrange a Fb web page to solicit suggestions, documentation, photographs and video from individuals who could have details about the crimes. The web page known as “NS Mass Taking pictures Tip Web page.”

Pineo mentioned those that want to stay nameless can submit info on to Martin and Associates, which can be based mostly in Halifax.

In the meantime, Patterson Regulation has confirmed it can symbolize all however three of the victims’ households in a federal-provincial public inquiry, which was introduced in July.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. eight, 2020.