Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Officer Facing Dozens of Drug, Theft and Weapons Charges

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Officer Facing Dozens of Drug, Theft and Weapons Charges

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Winnipeg police officer facing dozens of charges

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg police officer has been arrested on dozens of criminal charges following a year-long internal investigation.

Deputy Chief Danny Smyth said Const. Trent Milan, who is 42, is facing 34 charges including theft, drug possession and possession of prohibited weapons.

The 18-year veteran officer is also facing charges of obstruction and sharing police information, Smyth said.

"This is a dark chapter for the Winnipeg Police Service, full stop," Smyth told reporters Friday. "Incidents like this are rare. We hope the public understands the actions of one member does not represent our commitment to the community. The Winnipeg Police Service does not tolerate this kind of conduct."

The investigation began when "irregularities" came to light regarding how property, evidence, cash and police information were being handled, Smyth said. Professional standards investigators went back to 2010 when Milan was part of the street crime unit. …

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