"Can you give me a blow job?" one officer asked.
"You have too much body hair,” another responded.
"We’re sincerely apologetic about it. We’re going to review the situation, I can assure you, and members of the executive are very much aware of the sensitivity and the nature of what was broadcast, and they will be looking into it and ultimately make a determination from there," he said.
The helicopter was on routine patrol around 9:30 PM when the speakers were mistakenly switched on, letting several neighborhoods in on the sexual banter happening on board.
The officers reportedly were unaware that it had been turned on, and did not shut it off for several minutes.
Residents who overheard the conversation quickly took to twitter, and the terms “speakerphone” and “whoops” began trending in Winnipeg.
— Marie Cee (@MarieinPegcity) June 23, 2015
"Based on what I heard, I thought it was pretty funny. It was just sort of a silly situation that was a little absurd that they were having this conversation over the loudspeaker," Jacob Serebrin, who heard a portion of the conversation, told the Winnipeg Free Press.
— Jacob Serebrin (@jacobserebrin) June 23, 2015
Most of the community seemed to echo Serebrin’s sentiment that it was a mixup and should not be handled too harshly, especially when looking at the severity of police abuse happening with their neighbors to the south.
— Nat (@natncello) June 23, 2015
"In the context of when you look at recent incidents in the States, with shootings and violence and abuse of power and corruption, these are all much more serious things than a few off-color comments over a loudspeaker. I think if we’re going to be concerned about police misbehaviour and if there’s going to be discipline in this situation, it should be proportional to that," he said.