The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has announced that they are launching an investigation into the arrest of an adult man off Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 8. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) notified the IIU on Tuesday of an incident that resulted in a serious injury. 

According to the notification, the RCMP officers tried to stop a white Ford F-150 in Stonewall on October 27 at 11:30 p.m. However, the vehicle reportedly fled and led the officers on a pursuit that ended on McPhillips Street at Emes Road at about 12:40 a.m.

The male passenger and the female driver were arrested after both resisted arrest and had to be removed from the vehicle by force. During the process of removal, the male passenger fell on the asphalt and later complained of testicular pain at the Stonewall RCMP detachment. He was taken to Selkirk Regional Health Centre and later admitted to Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg for medical treatment.

Since the disclosed injuries meet the definition of serious injury under the IIU regulations, the IIU is obligated to investigate the matter. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details have been disclosed.

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