Megan Benedictson, Digital Video journalist
Oct 1, 2019
The Winnipeg Police Service notified the IIU of the death on Tuesday. (File image.)
Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a 27-year-old man, after officers used force on him during an arrest on Sept. 23.
The Independent Investigation Unit said Winnipeg police were called to Assiniboine Avenue and Kennedy Street at around 12:42 a.m. that morning, to check on the wellbeing of a man who was yelling and seemed confused.
7th dead this year… Hmm… Patterns tell us what?
… you better believe I’m not letting some dumb jock with a gun tell em what to do. We had 15? Cops off on paid leave for DUI in the last 12 months. One ran over a pedestrian. One was asleep at the wheel in an intersection. Policing up here is a joke. I know my rights and the laws. I will not Bend knee for some power tripping idiot.
… I know you are passionate about this and rightly so. Please know that not all police are like that. I personally know several that are not and they are trying to do the best job they can in a system that is severly broken.
There has been a brain drain and loss of critical thinking at WPS and elsewhere in the City and Province for some time plus incompetence, unethical influence, and corruption.
I don’t want to see you become another statistic. We teach our kids to step back and calm down before over reacting to something. Similar is even more important when dealing with heated situations and leathal weapons.
Yes we must stand up for our rights, our loved ones and the general public but be calm about it and if needed step back and deal with it after.