Selkirk RCMP charge Winnipeg cop with assault, possession of magic mushrooms

A Winnipeg police officer is in hot water after his arrest by Selkirk RCMP.

RCMP said the incident, which took place around 1 a.m. April 22, was the result of an assault complaint in the RM of St. Andrews.

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A suspect, later determined to be an off-duty Winnipeg cop, was arrested and charged with assault, mischief under $5,000, and possession of a scheduled substance, psilocybin — more commonly known as magic mushrooms.

The officer has been released on an undertaking, and the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) is monitoring the investigation.

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