2 Winnipeg officers put on leave in connection with fatal hit and run involving constable

Two Winnipeg police officers assigned to help investigate a fellow officer's involvement in a fatal hit and run have been placed on paid administrative leave and could face charges.

"While I don't know if the two officers have done anything criminal, it is in the best interest of the service that they be removed from duty right now," said Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth in a news conference Friday afternoon.

Justin Holz, a 34-year-old police constable who was off-duty at the time of the fatal collision, was arrested in connection with the death of Cody Severight last week.

The 23-year-old was struck and killed while was crossing Main Street near Sutherland Avenue around 8 p.m. on Oct. 10.


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