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Police watchdog looking into July 2022 Thompson arrest

Man who was arrested filed a complaint March 10 saying he suffered a fractured skull while being arrested.
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The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is looking into an allegation that a man suffered a fractured skull during an arrest by Thomson rcMP officers in July of last year.

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating a 2022 arrest that a Thompson man says left him with a fractured skull.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, which looks into allegations of serious misconduct by on- or off-duty police officers in the province, was notified of the incident by the RCMP on March 21. 

The notification said that the man filed a complaint with the RCMP’s Civilian Review and Complaints Commission on March 10.

The allegation occurred during a July 28, 2022 interaction when the man was arrested on Elk Bay in Thompson. He reported to the CRCC that he sustained a fractured skull while being arrested.

A fracture is a serious injury under IIU regulations, so the watchdog agency is compelled to investigate.

People who witnessed the arrest or who have video footage or other information that could assist the investigation are asked to contact the IIU toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.

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