The RCMP have been called in to investigate the Brandon Police Service following allegations that Brandon officers drove a man out of the city over the weekend, and forced him to walk back in freezing temperatures.
The allegations, which have been circulating on social media — including being posted on the Brandon Sun's Facebook page — say that the victim, an apparently Aboriginal man, was picked up by city police on Saturday, then driven out to the Brandon airport, where he was left to walk back by himself. There are also allegations that the officers referenced the "Idle No More" movement with an obscenity.
Although it's not clear if the alleged victim has made an official complaint, the Brandon Police Service say they are taking the tale seriously and asked the provincial Justice Department to assign an independant agency to investigate them.
The RCMP have been chosen to conduct the investigation.