Man apologizes for fake allegations against Winnipeg police

A Winnipeg Aboriginal man who claimed city police took him on a “starlight” tour, ditching him on the outskirts of Winnipeg in the cold and dark without a jacket two winters ago, was forced to apologize last week for having made the whole thing up.

Evan Maud, 22, told police he felt “bad” for what he’d “put them through”; Maud’s original story made national headlines when it broke, sparking outrage. Maud, who has been charged with mischief, made the apology as part of a mediation process, though offered no explanation as to why he’d lied.

The Winnipeg Police Associa- tion accepted the apology, com- mending Maud for his bravery.

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