The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a man was hurt during his arrest by the Winnipeg Police Service.
The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) says an adult male was caught stealing a catalytic converter from a vehicle on Young Street on Sunday night. An off-duty officer confronted the man, who ran away.
The off-duty officer chased the man and caught him at 493 Notre Dame Ave. A fight ensued before the man was subdued by the off-duty officer, who held him until uniformed officers arrived.
The man was taken into custody and then taken to hospital, where it was found he had a fractured left orbital bone, which is considered a serious injury by the IIU. The officer had lacerations and bruising.
The IIU is asking anyone who has information or video footage about the incident to contact the IIU at 1-844-667-6060.