WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Police have been cleared of wrongdoing after a suspect was hurt during an arrest in January.
Three officers went into a rooming house on Ross Avenue to find a man in a balaclava carrying a sawed off rifle.
The man was also being injected with a syringe by a second person.
Police asked him to raise his hands but the man refused, and it took all three officers to get him to the floor.
Eventually a taser was used, and the man suffered a fractured rib and a partially collapsed lung in the process.
The Independent Investigation Unit found the officers “employed all means available to disarm the individual and defuse a potentially deadly situation without resorting to the use of lethal force.”
The IIU investigates all serious incidents involving police in Manitoba.