January 9, 2019 6:17 pm

Thompson cop under investigation for domestic assault

RCMP Thompson detachment.

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Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating an allegation of domestic assault by a Thompson RCMP officer.

Although there were no serious injuries in the Jan. 5 incident, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU)’s director determined that it’s in the public’s interest for an investigation to take place.

The complaint was filed Jan. 6.

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The officer in question was off-duty at the time of the incident.

The IIU investigates all serious police-involved incidents across the province, whether they occurred on or off-duty.

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