The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) is investigating an incident involving the alleged careless storage of a firearm by an on-duty RCMP officer.

On November 7, 2019, RCMP notified the IIU of an incident that occurred on November 1 regarding the unsafe storage of a firearm while the officer was in Winnipeg on a personal matter.

There were no reported injuries or other incidents related to the storage of the firearm. However, the IIU civilian director considers it to be in the public interest for the agency to investigate this incident.