Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
This update includes those new cases under investigation (where serious harm/death and nexus has been confirmed); those cases under preliminary investigation (where serious harm or nexus remains unconfirmed); and updates to those cases where jurisdiction has been released.
The Chief Civilian Director will sustain jurisdiction if serious harm/death AND a nexus or relationship between the injury and an officer’s action are confirmed.
If the preliminary investigation does not establish serious harm and nexus, the Chief Civilian Director will release all jurisdiction.
Preliminary investigations: pending jurisdiction decisions
These are cases where the IIO has been notified by the police and are still under preliminary investigation.
IIO 15-000083 Surrey RCMP (serious harm)
IIO 15-000088 Prince George RCMP (serious harm)
IIO 15-000102 Prince George RCMP (serious harm)
These are cases where the Acting Chief Civilian Director has released jurisdiction in the absence of a nexus or serious harm.
IIO 15-000142 Lillooet RCMP (no nexus)
IIO 15-000139 New Westminster Police Department (no nexus)
Reports to the Criminal Justice Branch
These are cases where the Acting Chief Civilian Director found that an offence may have been committed and as a result he is obliged under the Police Act to refer the file to the Criminal Justice Branch.
IIO 14-000162 Vancouver Police Department (serious harm)
Cases with the Criminal Justice Branch
In each of these cases CJB has concluded that the available evidence does not meet the required threshold to approve or proceed with charges. A Clear Statement explaining these decisions in greater detail is attached.
IIO 14-000168 New Westminster Police Department and Coquitlam RCMP (no charge approved)
IIO 12-000099 Cranbrook RCMP (stay of proceedings)
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