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Winnipeg police HQ contractor loses appeal for documents seized during fraud investigation

April 12, 2021 – The contractors behind the Winnipeg police headquarters construction project will not get back boxes of documents and data seized by the RCMP until the conclusion of a civil lawsuit, Manitoba’s Court of Appeal judge has ruled.

The April 7 appeal court decision is the latest in a long legal battle over the construction project, and in the fight over documents seized as part of an RCMP investigation that began more than six years ago.

In December 2014, RCMP executed a search warrant on the offices of Caspian Construction as part of an investigation into alleged fraud and forgery connected with the downtown police headquarters project. CBC News reports. | READ MORE