The province’s police watchdog has charged a Winnipeg police officer with possessing a restricted weapon and unsafe storage of a firearm, after the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba determined there were reasonable and probable grounds a criminal offence had occurred.
Patrol Sgt. Sean Cassidy was charged Aug. 30 and ordered to appear in provincial court Oct. 21.
The IIU said Tuesday the WPS alerted it Jan. 14, during the course of another investigation.
The IIU would not say anything more than what was in Tuesday’s news release, but Jan. 14 is the day information was released that the same officer had been charged with assault following an IIU investigation.