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RCMP Officer Being Investigated for Speeding

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The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) is investigating an allegation of a driving offence against an on-duty member of the RCMP.

On January 13, 2021, the RCMP notified the IIU of the allegation, described as an on-duty officer operating a police vehicle at excessive speed without lawful justification to do so.

The incident is alleged to have taken place on January 11 at approximately 4:15 p.m., with the officer being observed speeding along Highway 59 between Niverville and St. Pierre-Jolys.

The civilian director of the IIU has determined that it is in the public interest for the unit to investigate.

Because the investigation is ongoing, no further details are being provided at this time.

The mandate of the IIU, according to their website, is to investigate all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba, whether they occur while the officers are on- or off-duty. The unit has investigational jurisdiction over all police services in Manitoba, including the RCMP.

The IIU does not take complaints directly from the public, but rather becomes involved after being notified of an incident by the police itself. Complaints from the public are handled by a different organization, the Law Enforcement Review Agency (LERA).

For more information

Information on the IIU can be found at www.iiumanitoba.ca or at www.twitter.com/IIUManitoba.

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