Winnipeg Officers Cleared in Arrest That Fractured Man’s Eye Socket

Winnipeg Police CrestThree Winnipeg police officers won’t be charged following an investigation into the arrest of a man whose eye socket was fractured.

The Independent Investigation Unit was called in after the arrest of the man on January 10, 2017 during a traffic stop on Chancellor Drive near Pembina Highway.

The IIU says police blocked the man’s westbound truck with their cruiser, when he accelerated into their vehicle, drove over a median and across the eastbound lane of Chancellor Drive into an open field. His truck became stuck in heavy snow and police moved in. Officers arrested the man, but his eye socket was fractured during the arrest.

Police radio transmissions heard officers yelling at the man at least twice to stop resisting.

The man has been charged with a number of offences.

— Staff


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