Independent Investigations Office (IIO)
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2013
SURREY – The IIO confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in Nanaimo.
According to the Nanaimo RCMP, at approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 27, officers became engaged with one adult male and one adult female who were allegedly fleeing from a stolen vehicle. A police dog was deployed and both individuals sustained injuries related to dog bites. Both received medical treatment for their injuries.
The IIO was notified at 3:30 a.m. on April 27. Later that morning, two IIO investigators were deployed to Nanaimo. Upon their arrival, they met with the involved RCMP liaison officer and initiated their investigation. The Nanaimo RCMP will maintain jurisdiction over any concurrent investigation into the actions of the affected person(s).
The IIO and the Nanaimo 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 BC