The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is looking for witnesses after a male was injured during his arrest by police in Thompson, Manitoba.

On June 21, 2019, RCMP notified the IIU of an incident that led to the arrest and injury of a 50-year-old male. On June 5, around 6:00 p.m., officers responded to a call about a man causing a disturbance at the Thompson Inn. The man was arrested and, during the course of his arrest, was injured. He was transported to Thompson General Hospital where he received sutures to a laceration on his forehead.

Although this is not a serious injury as defined by regulations, the IIU civilian director has determined it is in the public interest for the agency to investigate.

Witnesses or other individuals who have information or video footage that may assist this investigation are asked to contact the IIU toll free at 1-844-667-6060.