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Police watchdog organization investigating arrest by Winnipeg cops that led to orbital fracture

IIU Director Zane Tessler. Global News / File

Manitoba’s police watchdog is looking into an incident Sept. 7 that led to a broken bone in a man’s eye socket.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) said they were informed by Winnipeg police about an arrest on Waverley Street in which officers used force, and a suspect sustained a serious injury.

Read more: Suspect’s internal injuries after chase with Winnipeg police triggers IIU investigation

The man was taken to Health Sciences Centre, where it was determined he had sustained an orbital fracture.

Because the fracture is considered a serious injury under IIU regulations, the organization is mandated to investigate.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the IIU at 1-844-667-6060.

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