Manitoba RCMP were preparing to make arrests for alleged financial crimes in connection with the construction of the Winnipeg Police Service's downtown headquarters, documents say — but Crown prosecutors decided against laying charges.
An RCMP investigation into the construction of the police HQ, codenamed Project Dalton, lasted five years and looked into allegations of criminal activity relating to altered documents and inflated invoices. It was launched in 2014, after construction of the headquarters finished more than $70 million over budget.
Documents obtained by CBC News through an access to information request show that investigators looked into 15 of approximately 50 contractors involved in the construction project. In May and June 2017, investigators produced a thumb drive containing over 600 gigabytes of data to the Manitoba Prosecution Service to review and make a recommendation on charges.
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