Manitoba’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) says that an RCMP officer from Powerview will not face any charges in an alleged incident involving inappropriate touching.
The allegation stems from an October 2016 arrest of a 17-year-old female. The female brought the accusation to police in March of 2017. She said that during her October arrest she was touched by an officer on the breast and buttocks.
RCMP contacted the IIU when they learned of the allegation and Zane Tessler, the civilian director of the IIU determined that it would be in the public interest to investigate.
The results of the investigation were sent to Manitoba Prosecution Services and the IIU were advised that the matter did not meet the prosecution standard for charging as there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction.
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