One person has been arrested and five others have outstanding warrants in connection to an ongoing investigation into breaches of Manitoba’s public health orders.
Manitoba Justice enforcement officials went to court on Thursday, May 27, to stain the arrest warrants on six individuals in an effort to prevent more offenses related to organizing and participating in public gatherings that violate public health orders.
Winnipeg Police Service inspector Nick Paulet confirmed in a media briefing that one person was in custody on the strength of a warrant but he would not release the identity of the accused or what charges they face.
Under the current public health orders gathering in public is not permitted unless you are a member of the same household.
In a media release Manitoba Justice said “All previous events remain under investigation and additional charges are continued to be expected. Defying public health orders is a serious offence that puts others at risk and violators will be held to account.”
Paulet noted that Winnipeg Police Service will have a presence tonight at a planned rally at the Forks.
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