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Brandon police officers investigated after allegations of assaults on woman

Manitoba's police watchdog is investigating allegations on-duty Brandon police officers assaulted a woman on two separate occasions. Kurt Brownridge / Global News / File

Manitoba’s police watchdog says it’s investigating allegations that a woman was assaulted by on-duty officers in Brandon on two separate occasions.

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The Independent Investigation Unit says it was notified of the allegations by the Brandon Police Service on April 25 — four days after they were reported.

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It says the woman alleges she was assaulted by police during transport to the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Jan. 19 and at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Feb. 9.

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The unit’s civilian director says an investigation is in the public interest.

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