IIO team deployed to Vancouver

Posted April 25, 2013

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2013

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in Vancouver on April 25, 2013.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on April 25, 2013, officers attended a residence in East Vancouver in response to a report of a female with a knife.  Upon arrival, officers located the female.  During the exchange, she allegedly confronted them and was subsequently shot.  The female affected person was transported to hospital where she currently remains.

The IIO was notified at 10:36 a.m. on April 25, 2013.  A team of six IIO investigators, including a forensic specialist, has been deployed to the scene.

The IIO and the Vancouver Police Department 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.  In particular, the MOU clarifies roles and responsibilities in those cases where there is a concurrent investigation.  In this case, the Vancouver Police Department will remain responsible for any concurrent investigation involving the actions of the affected person.

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.

Contact:

Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of BC
owen.court@iiobc.ca