Manitoba’s police watchdog has undertaken two separate investigations into allegations of assault and sexual assault against RCMP officers.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba sent out two news releases Friday, announcing separate investigations into alleged officer misconduct.
An off-duty officer in western Manitoba has been accused of sexual assault. An officer stationed in the northern region is alleged to have committed assault.
The IIU said it was notified of the former incident Dec. 10, after the RCMP’s D Division received a complaint about inappropriate conduct of an officer while off duty. It has been alleged the subject officer committed a sexual assault in December 2016.
The second incident was brought to the IIU's attention Dec. 11. The RCMP reported a complaint it received Dec. 6, concerning an alleged assault by an off-duty officer Dec. 4.
There were no serious injuries reported, but the IIU civilian director determined further investigation was in the public interest.
No further details were provided about either incident Friday, as the investigations are ongoing.
The civilian-led IIU investigates all serious incidents involving both on- and off-duty officers in the province.