Manitoba’s police watchdog agency is looking into a case they recently became aware of that dates back to 2019.
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was contacted by the Manitoba First Nations Police Service regarding an incident on September 21, 2019.
According to the MFNPS they were pursuing a vehicle when it was involved in a collision. Officers used force during the arrest after the male had attempted to flee. He was taken to hospital for a laceration to his lip and pain in his chest. He was treated and released back into custody.
On October 1, 2019 the male went to MFNPS and told them he had been injured related to the incident. Medical records show the male was treated on September 21 for a lip laceration and on September 23 for a collapsed lung and broken rib.
Since a broken rib is defined as a serious injury under IIU regulation the agency is mandated to investigate.
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