Police watchdogs are sharing their findings after a man died while officers were trying to de-escalate a dangerous situation.
On February 10, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was alerted by the Winnipeg Police Service of a death while in WPS presence.
Officers told the IIU that while on the scene defusing a domestic dispute, a man with a knife suffered self-inflicted wounds. He was then transported to the Health Sciences Centre and pronounced deceased.
A team of IIU investigators assigned to the investigation reviewed:
• WPS Investigative Summary;
• WPS officers’ notes and narrative reports;
• Forensic Identification Unit report and photographs;
• WPS call history;
• 911 call recordings;
• WPS radio transmissions recordings;
• Conductive Energy Weapons (CEW) download reports and analysis; and
• Autopsy Report respecting the AP
The IIU says they did not find evidence to support that either of the officers at the scene contributed to the man's death.