IIU investigating after man’s arm broken during arrest by Winnipeg police

Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba is investigating an arrest by police that resulted in a 36-year-old man’s arm being broken.

According to a media release, on October 29, 2019, the Winnipeg Police Service advised the IIU of an incident that occurred shortly before 1 p.m., that same day.

Officers observed a man acting in a suspicious manner in a back lane of William Avenue West, west of Juba Street. They attempted to take him into custody but the man became uncooperative and force was used to arrest him. The man was transported to the Remand Centre then taken to the Health Sciences Centre where he was treated for a broken left arm.

The IIU says a broken arm is defined as a serious injury and the IIU is mandated to investigate.

Witnesses or other individuals who have information or video footage that may assist this investigation are asked to contact the IIU toll free at 1-844-667-6060.

The investigation is ongoing so no further details will be provided at this time.