Police often arrest people for theft, but this time, one of their own is facing charges.
Winnipeg police say members of their professional standards unit have been looking into several internal thefts.
A 25-year-old Constable, who has been a member of the service for two years, was arrested.
Police are being tight-lipped on any further details.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave.
Winnipeg Police Association Vice-President George Van Mackelbergh says he agrees with that decision so a clean, thorough investigation can be done.
“Right now what we have is an allegation… Our main concern is that our member is not treated any different than any other citizen on the allegation and the investigation.”
The association is waiting for more details on the allegations.
But Van Mackelbergh says, generally, they do not defend any wrong-doing.
“We generally do not defend criminal activity off-duty, and certainly if it’s on-duty. If it’s not stemming out of your duties, we generally don’t defend it,” he said. “But on the labour side, should the service seek to release members from service, we have a different set of obligations because of the labour ticket.”