A pair of Winnipeg Police officers are under investigation after crashing their vehicle into a parked car.
Around 3:20 a.m. March 12, the two off-duty officers struck a parked car in a residential neighbourhood. Both their vehicle and the parked car sustained significant damage, as did a fire hydrant.
One of the officers was treated for injuries at the scene while the other was sent to hospital. Nobody else was injured.
Manitoba Justice was immediately notified and then five days after the incident, Manitoba’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Unit, was told about it. But the civilian director found a conflict of interest and determined that the IIU should be taken off the case.
As a result, Manitoba Justice asked F Division RCMP members from Saskatchewan to take over the investigation.