The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) has concluded its investigation into the circumstances surrounding serious injuries sustained by a female while in custody in Portage la Prairie. The civilian director of the IIU has determined there are reasonable grounds to believe offences have occurred under the Criminal Code.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP officer Cst. Tyler Hoogkamp has been issued a summons for January 10, 2023, in Portage la Prairie Provincial Court for assault and assault causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 266 and s. 267(b) of the Criminal Code.

The IIU issued a news release on July 7, 2022, advising that it had launched an investigation into the incident.

As this matter is now before the courts, the IIU will not make any further comment on its investigation.