Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth has put two officers on administrative leave over conduct that was a concern to him regarding the investigation of a WPS officer involved in a fatal hit and run.
Smyth said on Friday, October 20, 2017, that neither officer was at the scene of the collision nor did they administer the breath testing done on the accused officer. He told reporters that he was concerned over their conduct as it pertained to the investigation.
The director of the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was contacted by Winnipeg Police and agreed to investigate the conduct
In a written statement the IIU said “In addition to its original investigation, the IIU will now also gather evidence and investigate the conduct of the further two officers and determine whether charges should be laid against either or both of them.”
The investigations into the fatal collision that killed a 23-year-old Winnipeg man and the conduct of the two officers continue by the IIU.
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