Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Woman sues Mounties after officers remove her from shower during search

  • Print

A Manitoba woman is suing a group of RCMP officers, claiming they caused her trauma after yanking her out of her shower during a search of her home and holding her in custody, naked, in her kitchen as they went about their work.

The woman is now seeking financial compensation from six individual Mounties over her Sept. 21, 2012 ordeal, which she claims left her with post-traumatic stress disorder, mental trauma and a lasting fear of showering.

She's filed a statement of claim in the Court of Queen's Bench, which contains unproven and untested allegations. No dollar amount is attached to the lawsuit, filed late last week.

The woman, who works as a medical technician at St. Boniface Hospital, says RCMP came to her Springfield Road home to execute a search warrant in connection with an unspecified investigation.

Officers came into her main-floor bathroom and took her from the shower, placing her naked in the kitchen "without access to covers for a period of time," she claims.

The woman says she began hyperventilating and went into "shock-like symptoms" which resulted in her being taken out of the home and placed in an ambulance.

The effects of the trauma she suffered continues to this day, she claims.

The woman has no history of charges or convictions in the provincial court system, records show.

The RCMP, through the Attorney General of Canada, has not yet filed a statement of defence.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes


  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

The Winnipeg Free Press is not accepting comments on this story.


Make text: Larger | Smaller


Doug Speirs trains for role in Nutcracker

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker hangs out on a birch tree in St. Vital. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is considered a keystone species. Other species take advantage of the holes that the birds make in trees. A group of sapsuckers are collectively known as a
  • PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 060710 The full moon rises above the prairie south of Winnipeg Monday evening.

View More Gallery Photos


What's your take on the Jets so far this season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google