Police watchdog charges Virden RCMP officer with 3 counts of dangerous driving
Const. Kyle Trenholm scheduled to appear in Virden provincial court on Feb. 7: Independent Investigation Unit
An RCMP officer in Virden, Man., faces three charges of dangerous driving following an investigation by Manitoba's police watchdog.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba announced in June it had launched an investigation into Const. Kyle Trenholm for alleged incidents of dangerous driving between May 1 and June 1, 2019, the watchdog said in a news release.
The RCMP notified the Independent Investigation Unit of two allegations of an on-duty officer illegally speeding in a police vehicle in the area of Virden, about 271 kilometres west of Winnipeg.
Zane Tessler, the unit's civilian director, "is satisfied there are reasonable grounds to believe criminal offences occurred," the release said.
Trenholm was notified of the charges on Jan. 2 and was issued a summons to appear on Feb. 7 in provincial court in Virden.
Because the matter is now before the courts, the police watchdog said it will not comment further on its investigation.