The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has begun an investigation into an incident involving Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) officers on October 23, 2023.
Around 9:50 am officers were called to help Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service after a female in medical distress became erratic and combative. Another individual at the scene armed themselves with a piece of broken glass. After officers arrived they physically restrained the female in medical distress so that paramedics could administer sedation. The female continued to be combative and was spitting a the emergency responders.
After the female was sedated she suffered another medical event and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
WPS notified the IIU and it was determined by the civilian director that it was in the public interest for the IIU to investigate.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has video footage is asked to contact investigators at 1-844-667-6060.
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