Police watchdog seeks witnesses to Thompson arrest that injured man

The agency that investigates actions by on- and off-duty police officers in Manitoba is seeking witnesses to a June 5 arrest in Thompson that injured a 50-year-old man.

Officers responded to a call about a man causing a disturbance at the Thompson Inn around 6 p.m. that day. During the course of his arrest, the suspect received a laceration on his forehead and was taken to Thompson General Hospital where the wound was sutured.

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Thompson RCMP notified the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) of the incident June 21. The injury is not defined as serious under IIU regulations, but the civilian director decided that it is in the public interest to investigate. The IIU is asking anyone who witnessed the arrest or who has information or video footage that may assist their investigation to call them at 1-844-667-6060.

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