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Manitoba’s police watchdog is taking on an investigation into allegations that an on-duty member of the Manitoba RCMP deliberately hitting a canine with a service car within the northern group of Pukatawagan.
Impartial Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) stated Wednesday that the incident was reported to the RCMP Manitoba North District on Jan. 7. RCMP investigated the allegation and turned it over to IIU on Monday.
In an announcement, RCMP stated the officer in query has been assigned to administrative obligation and hasn’t returned to the group.
RCMP stated they’re unable to offer info on years of service or different info that would establish the officer. The situation of the canine is unknown as makes an attempt to find the animal have been unsuccessful.
“We take this incident very critically and help the IIU’s investigation,” RCMP stated. “The RCMP has canine which can be an necessary a part of our investigative groups and lots of of our officers work with rescue teams to assist animals discover properties.”
A Code of Conduct investigation has additionally been initiated.