IIU says officers not at fault after man breaks leg
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:45PM CST
The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has concluded its investigation after a male suspect broke his leg in August while trying to escape police.
The police watchdog said it has been determined the man was responsible for his own injuries when he jumped from a third-storey apartment window.
Winnipeg police responded to an apartment on Balmoral Street August 22, after receiving reports of a domestic assault involving a man armed with a knife.
In August the IIU said when officers entered the apartment they were advised the suspect had jumped from the third story window before landing on the ground and breaking his leg.
The police watchdog began an investigation two days later.
The IIU said Thursday they have concluded their investigation stating the man told investigators he had jumped out the window to avoid his ex-girlfriend and had no police contact prior to his jump.