Winnipeg police have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case of a man who broke his leg after jumping out of a three-storey window while under attack from his girlfriend.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba determined the man was responsible for his injuries.
In a notice made public Thursday, the police watchdog agency said the incident occurred the night of Aug. 22, 2017, when Winnipeg police responded to a report of a domestic assault at a suite on Balmoral Street. Police arrived to find a man had jumped from a third-floor window, landing on the ground, breaking his leg in the process.
As it was a serious injury that occurred when police were present, the IIU was mandated to investigate, it said.
IIU investigators said they met with and interviewed the man, who was not identified in the report, once he was medically cleared to participate.
"He stated the reason he was on the ground was because he jumped out of an apartment window in order to get away from his ex-girlfriend, who was attacking him."
Prior to jumping out of the window, he'd had no contact with police, the man told investigators.
The report said the man was not aware Winnipeg police were outside the apartment when he jumped from the window.
"Based on his account, it was obvious to IIU investigators that police played no role in (his) decision to jump, nor caused the injury that he sustained," the police watchdog's report said.