Manitoba RCMP probing girl’s overdose loss of life at house of prime municipal official


WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s justice minister has requested Mounties to evaluate a deadly overdose of a lady who had been reportedly dwelling on the house of a prime official with the Metropolis of Brandon.

Cliff Cullen says he has requested the RCMP take a look at each the circumstances surrounding the loss of life and an investigation into the case by Brandon metropolis police.

The CBC reported this week that 30-year-old Christine Mitchell overdosed in July on a combination of heroin and different opioids, and that she had been staying on the house of Rod Sage for nearly 5 years.

Sage is Brandon’s chief administrative officer and in addition a non-voting member of the Brandon police board.

Sage advised the CBC he met Mitchell when she was fighting dependancy and psychological well being points, and he supplied her a spot to remain.

Cullen mentioned he referred to as within the RCMP as a result of the case entails a metropolis official and police board member.

“Because of this we’ve requested the RCMP to evaluate the circumstances round this case,” Cullen mentioned Thursday.

“I’ve super confidence within the RCMP within the province of Manitoba. That’s why we’ve requested them to do a evaluate of the circumstances round that scenario.”

Cullen wouldn’t talk about additional particulars, citing the continued investigation.

Sage advised the CBC that his job with the town has nothing to do with how Brandon police investigated the case.

“There’s guidelines and rules inside the legislation enforcement of which no one is above.”

Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest additionally advised The Brandon Solar this week there isn’t a indication that Sage has finished something improper.

“I totally perceive why residents could be involved,” Chrest mentioned. “However I’m additionally involved that if we begin to vilify people who find themselves making an attempt to assist individuals, we’re going to scare off lots of people who might need in any other case helped anyone out.”

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