An off-duty RCMP officer in northern Manitoba won't face charges after allegations of mischief, harassment and unauthorized use of a cellphone stemming from a failed relationship.
On or around Dec. 26, 2020, it was alleged the officer obtained unauthorized access to his ex-girlfriend's phone, reading messages and tracking her location, and had friends drive by her home, the Independent Investigation Unit said Friday.
IIU investigators identified the officer, two witness officers and interviewed the woman making the allegation. They also looked at documents, including a RCMP occurrence report, CPIC licence plate checks, officer notes, audio witness statements and screenshots of messages.
The IIU referred its file to Manitoba Prosecution Service, which gave a Crown opinion that it did not recommend charges as they weren't satisfied there was a likelihood of conviction.