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Manitoba police watchdog clears Winnipeg officers in suspect’s broken elbow

A Winnipeg Police Service cruiser. Randall Paull / Global News

The civilian director of Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit has concluded that no charges will be authorized against Winnipeg officers for an arrest where a suspect’s elbow was broken.

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The IIU says that officers responded to a call about an assault on a female on May 27, and that police reported the suspect was uncooperative and force was used to arrest him.

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The agency’s investigators interviewed the 23-year-old man and four civilian witnesses, and also reviewed information such as radio transmissions and expert opinions from a forensic physician.

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The man still faces charges from the incident.

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