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Manitoba IIU investigating after Springfield officer fires gun at detachment office

Manitoba IIU civilian director, Zane Tessler. Global News / File

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after an officer with the Springfield Police Service fired his gun.

In a release Monday, the Independent Investigation Unit says an on-duty officer fired his gun in the detachment office Feb. 14.

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The release says no one was injured, but gives no further details.

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The IIU says it was notified about the incident on April 28 after the Springfield Police Service “recently become aware” of it.

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The IIU’s civilian director has decided it’s in the public’s interest to investigate, following a review.

The IIU investigates all serious incidents involving police officers in the province.

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