Police watchdog investigating RCMP arrest that left girl with broken wrist

IIU Director Zane Tessler. Global News / File

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is looking into an arrest that left a 16-year-old girl with a broken wrist.

The police watchdog said the incident took place Oct. 8 in Thompson, Man., when RCMP were called to a domestic disturbance and tried to take the teen into custody.

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The IIU said the teen became uncooperative, and police had to use force to put her under arrest.

Four days later, she went to Thompson Hospital complaining of a sore arm, and was diagnosed with a dislocated right elbow and a fractured right wrist.

Under the IIU’s mandate, a fractured wrist is considered a serious injury, and triggered the investigation.

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Witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have information or video footage are asked to call the IIU at 1-844-667-6060.

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