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Residents get earful as Winnipeg officers in police helicopter broadcast chat about sex, more

Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act.

Const. Jason Michalyshen says three officers were on routine patrol Monday night when they inadvertently turned on the chopper's public address system. They didn't know people below could hear their workplace chatter, which witnesses said ranged from swearing to talking about money and sex.

He says the officers were not able to hear the public address system within the chopper, but when they became aware their conversation had been broadcast they immediately turned it off.

The conversation came to light when people took to social media using the hashtags "whoops" and "speakerphone." One said the chatter included remarks about oral sex.