Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges Dead in Collision: Reports

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Officer Facing Criminal Charges Dead in Collision: Reports

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Police officer facing criminal charges dead: reports

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WINNIPEG - Media reports said Monday that a Winnipeg police officer facing dozens of criminal charges died in a head-on collision.

Multiple reports said Const. Trent Milan, 42, died in a crash with a gravel truck just outside the city.

CBC Manitoba said it obtained an internal memo from acting police Chief Art Stannard confirming Milan was killed in the crash.

In the memo, Stannard said he was "deeply saddened by this tragedy."

RCMP said the truck driver sustained minor injuries and they would not be releasing the deceased's name.

Neither a Winnipeg police spokesperson nor the police union would comment on whether Milan died in the crash.

Last month, city police announced that Milan was facing 34 charges, including theft, drug possession and possession of prohibited weapons. …

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