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Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

July 19, 2018 10:42 AM | News

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon police officer won’t be facing charges after allegations of potential Criminal Code offences.

The Independent Investigation Unit received a complaint July 5, 2017 into alleged distribution of intimate images of a female civilian attempting to secure a job with the Brandon Police Service.

It’s alleged a Brandon police officer distributed the images without the woman’s consent, and that a BPS officer had received and viewed the images before destroying them, even though a complaint had been lodged with the service.

The IIU says after completing its investigation in January 2018, it “was not satisfied that reasonable and probable grounds exist to warrant charges under the Criminal Code or any other federal or provincial statute.”

Details of the investigation couldn’t be released until now as an RCMP probe was still ongoing. Both investigations have since wrapped up and details on the decision not to lay charges have been released in a report on the IIU website.