BRIDGEWATER — Nova Scotia’s police watchdog is investigating after a suspected shoplifter broke his ankle while being pursued by police in Bridgewater.
The Serious Incident Response Team says the 26-year-old man was being chased by police on Sunday after being accused of shoplifting from a grocery store.
Police say the man fled the scene and was seen jumping from a roof of a nearby building.
Investigators say he broke his ankle upon landing and was taken to hospital.
The Serious Incident Response Team investigates all serious incidents involving police in the province, regardless of whether there is an allegation of wrongdoing.