Friday, February 7, 2014

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service


Winnipeg Police Service


Friday, February 7, 2014

Statement Concerning Retail Outlets Investigation

Police involvement with certain local retail outlets involved in the sale of smoking-related items has created a lot of discussion within the community.
The Winnipeg Police Service wishes to clarify that there have not been any widespread "raids" targeting these outlets, nor has there been a demand that these businesses cease operations.
We can confirm one individual has been charged in relation to a specific incident at one of these retail outlets.
Since the spring of 2013, officers have been visiting many of the local stores to discuss complaints brought forward by community members, organizations and school administrators.
Our goal throughout this process has been to keep the peace, respond to community concerns and to work with local business owners to ensure they are aware of the concerns that have been brought forward.
The Winnipeg Police Service is committed to working with business owners and concerned community stakeholders to address the matter. 


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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