RCMP Investigating Construction of Winnipeg Police HQ

Caspian Projects Inc.
RCMP raid Caspian Projects Inc. at 2245 McGillivray Boulevard on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. (BERNICE PONTANILLA / METRO WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP have launched an investigation into the building of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters on Graham Avenue.

Officers were at Caspian Projects Inc. on McGillivray Boulevard on Wednesday, carrying out documents and multiple computers.

“The RCMP have completed a review of the forensic audit regarding the construction of the Winnipeg Police Service headquarters and this is now considered a full investigation. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic stations file is still under review,” a statement read.

The Mounties say the search warrant executed at Caspian was in relation to the investigation. However, the search and the investigation are ongoing, and police cannot comment further.

Mayor Brian Bowman says he supports the RCMP’s investigation and promises that any city employee identified in the investigation will be dealt with.

Bowman say the steps are necessary to restore public trust and he’s directing the city’s legal department to see what can be done as well.

The project is $75 million over budget.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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