News

Police watchdog investigating report of Manitoba RCMP officer intentionally hitting dog

Police watchdog investigating report of Manitoba RCMP officer intentionally hitting dog
Canada
WINNIPEG -- Manitoba RCMP said the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has taken over an investigation regarding reports that an officer intentionally hit a dog.

RCMP said on Jan. 7, it received a report that an officer who was on duty intentionally hit a dog while driving their police vehicle.

The dog was apparently sitting in the roadway in Pukatawagan, Man.

Officers started to investigate the allegations right away and on Jan. 11, the RCMP advised the IIU of the incident.

The following day, the IIU said it would investigate the situation.

"We take this incident very seriously and support the IIU s investigation," the RCMP said in a news release. "The RCMP has dogs that are an important part of our investigative teams and many of our officers work with rescue groups to help animals find homes."

RCMP said the officer has been placed on administrative duties.

The IIU said if there are witnesses or others who have information or even video footage regarding the incident, they are asked to call the IIU at 1-844-667-6060.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Canada
WINNIPEG – An RCMP officer has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting in Thompson. The Independent Investigation Unit was asked to investigate after a man was killed November...
Entertainment
But Chief Danny Smyth says like anyone else, if an officer has too much to drink and gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she has crossed a...
Canada
Larger font Increase article font size A+ RCMP allege the 27 year old man drove towards police officers and hit several cruisers and other cars in the Miss Cue pool and billiard...
Canada
RCMP say they received a report last Thursday that an officer who was on duty intentionally struck a dog sitting on a road in the First Nations community of Pukatawagan....
Canada
MONCTON, N.B. An investigation has determined that the wounding of a suspect by an RCMP officer in New Brunswick was justified and unavoidable. Manitoba s Independent Investigation...