Manitoba RCMP refers the investigation into historical criminal allegations in the Gillam area to external agencies
Sep 14, 2018
The Manitoba RCMP has referred the investigation into historical criminal allegations in the Gillam area by Manitoba Hydro employees, contractors and RCMP officers to two external agencies.
Any historical criminal allegations that involve RCMP officers in the Gillam area will be investigated by the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.
Any historical criminal allegations that involve Manitoba Hydro employees or contractors, will be investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police. This was required as there were criminal allegations where both Manitoba Hydro employees and RCMP members may have been present.
These referrals follow a comprehensive review of both the Province of Manitoba’s Clean Environment Commission report from May, 2018, entitled “A Review of the Regional Cumulative Effects Assessment” as well as the transcript from a community meeting that was held with members of the Fox Lake Cree Nation on January 19, 2018.
Determining the scope of the investigation will be the responsibility of the respective investigative agencies. Any new reports made to the RCMP that may fall within the mandate of either the IIU and OPP investigations will be referred as required.
The RCMP will continue to investigate all ongoing and new investigations of sexual assault and criminality in the Gillam area.
The Manitoba RCMP thanks the IIU and the OPP for their assistance.
Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba
Staff Sergeant Carolle Dionne
Provincial Media Relations Coordinator
Ontario Provincial Police
RCMP Media Relations