The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) had looked into the fractured wrist of a 48-year-old woman who was arrested in June of 2020.

The IIU learned that on June 11th, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to the home. Upon arrival, they encountered the woman who was combative and threatened officers. As they attempted to arrest her, she refused, and force was deemed necessary. She was transported to the detachment and was later released.

On June 15th, she went back to the detachment saying she had been diagnosed with a broken wrist at the hospital on the 14th. 

According to a release from the IIU, "The civilian director took into consideration whether the serious injury suffered by the affected person may have resulted from the actions of the police officer and, if so, whether the officer’s actions were justified. He determined that no charges would be laid against the subject officers."

The IIU's decision was announced Friday afternoon. You can read more on the investigation here.


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