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Perjury charges against WPS officer justified, but no prosecution: IIU

Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba logo. (CREDIT: IIU Manitoba)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s police watchdog has completed its review of a perjury charge against a WPS officer, and while the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) believes the charges were justified, it says it won’t be moving forward with any prosecution.

The charge against this particular officer came out of a different case in May 2019.

Following a full review, the IIU says there was grounds to lay a perjury charge.

However, in speaking with the Manitoba Prosecution Services (MPS), it was decided a conviction on this charge was unlikely, so the IIU and MPS will not be following through with a prosecution.