Manitoba's police watchdog has decided charges are not warranted against an RCMP accused of perjury during a murder trial last year.
The officer was called as a witness for the prosecution during a Court of Queen's Bench trial in Thompson, Man. She had been asked to testify about the accused's level of intoxication while interacting with police.
While the officer had represented herself as a drug recognition expert during her testimony, she failed to say that she had not then been certified to complete such evaluations for the RCMP.
The Crown prosecutor filed a complaint with the RCMP after learning she was not a certified expert.
An investigation by the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba found the officer had been trained and certified as a drug recognition expert, but that certification expired in 2016.