Winnipeg Police Officer Facing Dozens of Theft, Drug and Weapons Charges

September 16, 2016 11:21 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestAn 18-year member of the Winnipeg Police Service is facing 34 charges after a lengthy police investigation involving irregularities inside the force.

Trent Milan, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with a list of offences, with police saying they expect to lay more.

Milan has been charged with:

  • Criminal Breach of Trust (s. 336)
  • Breach of Trust Public Officer (s. 122)
  • Attempt Obstruct Justice
  • Theft Over $5000 (x2)
  • PGOBC Over $5000 (x2)
  • PGOBC Under $5000
  • Possess Controlled Substance (Meth)
  • Possess Controlled Substance (Cocaine)
  • Possess Prohibited Weapon (x15)
  • Possess Prohibited Device to wit: High Capacity Pistol Magazine
  • Possess for the Purpose (Marihuana x2)
  • Possess for the Purpose (Cocaine)
  • Possess for the Purpose (Meth)
  • Possess for the Purpose (MDMA)
  • Possess for the Purpose (Ecstasy)
  • Possess for the Purpose (Percocet x2)

Malin was a general patrol officer in the West District at the time of his arrest since 2010, after previously serving in the street crime unit.

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth said irregularities were found associated with Malin and the handling of evidence and property. Those findings were forwarded to the Professional Standards Unit for further investigation.

Malin is also accused of sharing police information contrary to the criminal code.

Deputy Chief Smyth said on Friday Malin has been removed from active duty and placed on administrative leave.

“This is a dark chapter for the Winnipeg Police Service,” Smyth said. “We hope the public understands the actions of one member do not represent our commitment to the community. The Winnipeg Police Service does not tolerate this kind of conduct.”

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has also been notified of the case.

Malin was released on a promise to appear in court in early November.

— Staff