Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Web Posting
Aug 23, 2013
On the afternoon of August 13, a New Westminster police officer responding to call was involved in a collision with a van. The adult male driver and sole occupant of the van sustained injuries in the collision and was hospitalized for treatment. The incident was reported to the IIO immediately. On August 15, the IIO received updated information on the nature of the man’s injuries. Based on the updated information, the IIO determined that the injuries met the statutory definition of serious harm.
In the early morning of August 14, Chilliwack RCMP responded to a complaint of a male with a knife at a local hotel. As a result of that contact, officers deployed a Conductive Energy Weapon and the male was taken into custody. Subsequent medical assessment confirmed the male had a serious injury to his jaw. IIO investigators deployed to Chilliwack and conducted standard investigative activities including examining evidence, identifying witnesses, and conducting interviews.
Jurisdiction has been sustained in both matters.
On August, 21, the IIO concluded its investigations into two matters involving the Maple Ridge and Nanaimo RCMP. The IIO released its findings in both matters via Public Reports: