Alleged unsafe gun storage by RCMP officer being investigated

The watchdog agency that investigates possible police misconduct is looking into an allegation of unsafe gun storage by an RCMP officer in Northern Manitoba.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (iIU), which looks into incidents involving on- and off-duty police officers in the province, said the RCMP notified it on Feb. 8 about an incident that occurred Jan. 13 regarding unsafe storage of a firearm in the officer’s residence.

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No injuries or other incidents resulted from the storage of the firearm but the IIIU’s civilian director considers investigating the incident to be in the public interest.

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