On May 26, 2017, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba concluded its investigation into the death of a man in a Brandon Hotel room and his interactions with Brandon Police members several hours earlier. The IIU has determined that no charges are to be laid against the Brandon Police Service members. The BPS members acted professionally and in accordance with lawful authorities in this tragic incident.
On June 7, 2017, the IIU concluded its investigation into a complaint that a male was assaulted and abandoned outside of Brandon by Police. The Brandon Police Service provided GPS records for all vehicles for the date in question with the exception of the Police Service K-9 Unit. No Police vehicles left the city limits on the date in question. The IIU has released in its investigational conclusion that the complainant recanted information initially provided and BPS members’ used no acts or applications of force. The Brandon Police Service is reviewing this outcome and will determine if further investigation is required concerning the false allegation against BPS members.
The reports in relation to both of these matters can be found at www.iiumanitoba.ca.