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Police Watchdog Investigating Injuries in Three Unrelated Arrests

November 5, 2019 2:15 PM | News

Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba - IIUThe Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is probing three new incidents, including the injury to a 15-year-old girl who was arrested in Flin Flon on October 21.

RCMP contacted the IIU on November 1 and reported the teen was taken to hospital after she was forcibly removed from a residence. She was returned to custody and didn’t suffer any serious injuries. However, the IIU will look into the circumstances surrounding the event.

In a separate incident, a 62-year-old man suffered a fractured jaw after being injured by Prairie Mountain RCMP in western Manitoba on October 31.

RCMP were called by the Russell Hospital for assistance in locating a man. Officers located the person and an altercation ensued while attempting to take him into custody.


The IIU is also investigating how a man’s arm was broken while being arrested by Winnipeg police on October 29.

The 36-year-old suspect was spotted acting suspiciously in the north rear lane of William Avenue West at around 12:54 p.m. Officers tried to take him into custody, but he became uncooperative and force was used to arrest him. He was taken into custody and later transported to the Health Sciences Centre, where he was treated for a broken left arm.

The IIU is asking witnesses or anyone with information or video footage from any of the three incidents to contact them toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.