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Alleged on-duty carelessness by Manitoba RCMP officer triggers charge

FLIN FLON, Man. — An RCMP officer accused of leaving his unsecured service pistol in a northern Manitoba hotel room while he was on duty has been charged.

December 19, 2017  By The Canadian Press

The Independent Investigation Unit, the province’s police watchdog, says it was called in after a gun was left behind in mid-August when the Mountie checked out of the hotel.

The unit says the review led to the decision to lay a criminal charge.

Const. Geremy Newbury was charged on Friday with careless storage of a firearm.

He is to appear in Flin Flon provincial court on Feb 1.


The unit is also looking into what may have led to the injury of a male suspect during an arrest by Winnipeg police on Sunday.

Police say officers were responding to a break and enter when a 25-year-old suspect resisted arrest and force was used to take him into custody.

The man was hospitalized with a broken jaw and other fractures.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2017

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