No Disciplinary Action in X-Rated Police Chopper Broadcast

No Disciplinary Action in X-Rated Police Chopper Broadcast

The Winnipeg Police Service showed off its brand new crime-fighting EC-120 Colibri helicopter, dubbed "Air One," at 17 Wing on Monday, December 6, 2010. (WPGCAMERAMAN / CHRISD.CA)
The Winnipeg Police Service showed off its brand new crime-fighting EC-120 Colibri helicopter, dubbed “Air One,” at 17 Wing on Monday, December 6, 2010. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

No disciplinary action will be taken against crew members involved in an accidental public broadcast over the Winnipeg police helicopter’s PA system last month.

The X-rated chatter was heard above the city on June 22 from within the cockpit of Air 1. Social media was quick to light up with snippets of the private adult conversation.

Police said on Friday that numerous steps have since been taken to ensure a similar incident doesn’t occur again.

“Changes have now been made to the wiring system. As well, a switch that activates the PA system has been modified to ensure it cannot be accidentally activated (as was the case in this incident),” police stated in a news release.

A police service in another jurisdiction picked up on the story due to the immense media coverage, and offered Winnipeg police a potential explanation as to why the PA system was inadvertently triggered.

“Several calls were received about the broadcast and the service contacted those people individually. Again, the Winnipeg Police Service apologizes for any embarrassment this may have caused.”


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