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Winnipeg police officer charged after arrest that put suspect in hospital

Winnipeg Police Service car.
Winnipeg Police Service car. Shane Gibson/Global News

A Winnipeg police officer faces assault charges after an investigation by the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU).

The police watchdog said the charge comes in connection to a Dec. 31, 2018 incident in which a 47-year-old man was taken to hospital with broken ribs and a punctured lung after being arrested at the scene of a break-in.

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The IIU consulted with Manitoba Prosecution Services after a lengthy investigation and determined an assault charge should be laid.

Const. Matthew Middleton was notified of the charge Wednesday, and will appear in a Winnipeg court on Nov. 13.

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