Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Probe Finds Police Officers Did Nothing Wrong in Arrest Where Suspect Hurt

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Probe Finds Police Officers Did Nothing Wrong in Arrest Where Suspect Hurt

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Probe says police did nothing wrong in arrest

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WINNIPEG - An investigation has found there are no grounds for charges against Winnipeg police after a suspect resisting arrest in a break-and-enter ended up in the hospital with a serious liver injury.

The probe by the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba stemmed from an incident on July 13, 2016.

Police were called to a break-and-enter in progress, found a suspect inside the home and tried to arrest him.

However, the probe concluded the suspect resisted the officers who used a Taser to gain control of him.

The man was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he was found to have suffered a laceration to his liver that kept him hospitalized for eight days.

Investigators said the suspect himself couldn't remember suffering any injuries to his torso before or during the altercation with police. …

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