Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
December 13, 2012
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in North Vancouver.
On the afternoon of December 13, 2012, North Vancouver RCMP became engaged with an adult male during the course of an investigation. The man fled and was ultimately tracked by a police dog. The man sustained serious injuries related to a dog bite and was transported to hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.
The IIO was deployed upon receiving notification. Upon their arrival, IIO investigators are expected to liaise with the involved police service who will maintain jurisdiction over any concurrent investigation into the actions of the affected person.
The IIO and the North Vancouver RCMP will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012. As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and ensure transparency through public reporting.
Please note that no additional information is available at the present time.
Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia