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No charges for Winnipeg police officers accused of 2015 assault

Police say they were not notified of the allegations until April 2016. File / Global News

Manitoba’s police watchdog has concluded two Winnipeg police officers will not face charges after a 19-year-old woman alleged she was assaulted by them just over two years ago.

The allegation came up after officers responded to a report of an altercation between two women on McGee Street in Winnipeg in October 2015.

The woman claimed she was tackled to the ground by an officer who stomped on her knee, leading to three torn knee ligaments. She also alleged the second officer punched her in the face.

Police say they were not notified of the allegations until April 2016.

The Independent Investigation Unit came to their decision after conducting interviews with eight witness officers and nine civilian witnesses during an investigation. Opinions from three medical doctors were also received.

 

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