Winnipeg Cop Charged with Assaulting Boy During Arrest

Winnipeg Police CrestA 16-year member of the Winnipeg police has been charged with assault following the arrest of a 12-year-old boy involving excessive force.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba launched their investigation after the arrest on August 7, 2017. The youth wasn’t injured, but the IIU began investigating the complaint and determined there were “reasonable and probable grounds to believe a criminal offence occurred.”

The officer, who is a constable with the police service, was arrested Tuesday and will appear in Winnipeg court on January 17, 2018.

— Staff


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