Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Complaints about Several Manitoba Municipal Police Forces Decline: Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Complaints about Several Manitoba Municipal Police Forces Decline: Report

Article excerpt

Less grousing about Manitoba police: report

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WINNIPEG - A new report shows there was a decline in the number of formal complaints filed last year by Manitobans against 11 municipal police departments in the province.

The annual report from the Law Enforcement Review Agency, released Wednesday, says 109 complaints about police conduct were filed in 2017 -- down from 122 the year before.

The majority -- 86 per cent -- were directed at Winnipeg police, while their counterparts in Brandon accounted for 4.5 per cent.

The most common complaint dealt with unnecessary violence and excessive force, while being discourteous or uncivil came second.

There were 44 incidents involving allegations of injuries caused by use of force, which was down from 60 in 2016. …

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