No charges are being laid after a Winnipeg arrest led to a broken elbow.

On May 27, in the 700 block of Sargent Avenue, the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a call at 9:12 p.m. regarding a woman being assaulted. When arriving, WPS officers found the suspect near the scene.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) says the male suspect was uncooperative and the police used force to arrest the man. At this time, the man was injured and taken to the Health Sciences Centre where he was then diagnosed with a broken elbow. 

The IIU was informed, as required, the next day.

A forensic physician from the province’s Chief Medical Examiner’s office, the program manager for WPS Police Vehicle Operations Section, a traffic collision analyst from the RCMP and a physics professor from the University of Winnipeg were all recruited by the IIU to help investigate. 

During the investigation, the affected person and four civilian witnesses were interviewed by the investigators.

They also reviewed:

• general, arrest and narrative reports
• officers’ notes
• audio recording of 911 call
• audio recording of WPS radio transmissions
• call logs and history
• Air 1 (police helicopter) video
• civilian witness statements
• medical reports related to AP.

After investigating, no charges were laid.