The Independent Investigation Unit has concluded its investigation into injuries sustained by a 19 year old woman following brief contact with an RCMP officer on a highway near Cranberry Portage. It has concluded that no charges should be laid against the officer.
They report in the early morning of last July 22nd an officer noted a vehicle had been idling for some time at a junction in the road. When he pulled alongside, the vehicle took off north on Highway 10 and he found it a short distance later in a water filled ditch. The woman was found unconscious and was taken to Flin Flon hospital and later to Winnipeg.
At the conclusion of the IIU investigation the civilian director determined there was no evidence the officer contributed in any way to the woman driving into the ditch or the injuries she sustained.
The woman still faces outstanding charges related to this incident.