The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) is looking into an incident where a woman was injured while in the custody at the Portage la Prairie RCMP detachment.

Police reported to the IIU last Friday, at approximately 2:31 p.m., that a woman went into 'medical distress'. An officer conducted a well-being check, and the woman was transported to Portage District General Hospital, and then the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

Due to the fact the incident required a hospital admission, it's considered a serious injury under the Police Services Act. The IIU continues to investigate.