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.

article continues below

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.

© Copyright Thompson Citizen


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Thompson Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus