On Sunday February 21, 2021, BPS released that police responded to a report of an assault, which occurred at Brandon Correctional Centre on an inmate on February 20, 2021.
Following an investigation into the incident, members of BPS Major Crime Section arrested four inmates from Brandon Correctional Centre on February 23, 2021. They will appear in court today, each with a charge of Assault with a Weapon. They include a 24-year-old male, a 28-year-old male, a 22-year-old male, and a 26-year-old male.
The victim was treated for his injuries on February 20, 2021 and released from medical care the following day. The injuries consisted of upper body contusions and lacerations.
Original release from Feb. 21, 2021:
At 3:40 p.m. yesterday, police received a report of an assault against an inmate in custody at the Brandon Correctional Centre. The assault took place within the adult male section of the jail, resulting in the victim being transported to the Brandon Regional Health Centre by ambulance. The victim remains in hospital at this time with non-life threatening injuries. Several other inmates physically assaulted the victim by beating him with their fists and feet, as well as with other objects at their disposal, which included jail furniture. The Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Section were called out to conduct the investigation. This matter remains an active investigation, and more details may be released in the days to come.