The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding an allegation of a serious injury sustained by an adult male during his arrest by the RCMP in the Rural Municipality (RM) of Dauphin.
On March 31, 2022, RCMP reported an incident to the IIU. According to the notification, on March 30, 2022, a male filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) for the RCMP regarding a serious injury he sustained during his arrest by RCMP officers on July 29, 2020 in the RM of Dauphin. The male reported that he sustained broken ribs as a result of the incident.
As broken ribs are defined as a serious injury under the IIU regulations, the IIU was mandated to investigate. Investigators were assigned and reviewed:
- use of force report;
- occurrence summary reports;
- officers’ notes and reports;
- police vehicle video recording;
- court package;
- copy of CRCC complaint;
- medical report of the affected person dated July 31, 2020; and
- court transcripts dated April 25, 2022.
The arresting RCMP member was designated as the subject officer, and three RCMP members were designated as witness officers. IIU investigators also met with and interviewed the affected person.
The civilian director found no evidence to justify any charge against the subject officer. Accordingly, the IIU investigation is now closed and the civilian director’s complete report is available online at www.iiumanitoba.ca.
The details of the investigation were first announced on April 5, 2022.