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Officers Won’t Be Charged After Man’s Arm Fractured

January 28, 2019 11:50 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo Winnipeg police officers will not be charged following an investigation where a man’s arm was fractured during an arrest nearly two years ago.

Police were called to a West End restaurant on February 7, 2016 for a patron who refused to leave. Police arrested the man and then released him, when he began recording police with his cell phone. A scuffle broke out and the man’s left arm was twisted and injured.

The man lodged a complaint with police, while the Independent Investigation Unit monitored the case. In October 2016, police notified the IIU that the man’s arm had been fractured. The IIU then took over the investigation as the injury was deemed serious.

Nine witness officers and five civilians were interviewed, while the man’s cell phone video and medical records were analyzed.

The IIU, with guidance from Manitoba Prosecution Service, determined that neither officer should face charges as a result of the incident.