No charges for officer in death of driver arrested following rollover: IIU

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An officer involved in the case of a person who died after being taken into custody in Anola, Man., in July 2015 will not face charges. Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit said Monday its investigation into the death has concluded there is insufficient evidence to lay charges against the officer.

Oakbank RCMP responding to a single vehicle rollover early July 19 and conducted a roadside test and believed the driver was impaired. The driver’s gender was not released.

The driver collapsed a short time later and died in hospital.

Arrest in Sandy Bay ends in injury

The IIU also said Monday it is investigating how a prisoner ended up injured after an arrest on the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation.

The unit said it was informed of the incident by the Dakota Ojibway Police Service after officers went to a home in the community April 2 to arrest a man who was a suspect in an undisclosed crime.

The man “surrendered without incident” and spent 11 hours at the Sandy Bay detachment before being sent to RCMP in Portage la Prairie.

During this time, the man suffered a cut on his forehead and was taken to hospital for treatment where he was admitted.

It is standard procedure that the IIU investigate when the actions of an officer result in injury requiring hospitalization.

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