Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting
Surrey – The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. has filed two separate reports to the B.C. Prosecution Service for their consideration of charges.
This investigation relates to a man who suffered serious injuries during his arrest by members of the Vancouver Police Department on March 1, 2016 in the 700 block of Burrard Street.
This investigation relates to a male pedestrian who suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle incident in Prince Rupert on March 26, 2017 involving a vehicle driven by an on-duty RCMP officer.
In both of these cases, the Chief Civilian Director of the IIO has completed his review of the investigative file and, pursuant to Section 38.11 of The Police Act, has forwarded a report to B.C. Prosecution Service for consideration of charges.
In approving charges, B.C. Prosecution Service must be satisfied there is a substantial likelihood of conviction based on the evidence gathered by the IIO and that the prosecution is in the public interest.
As the matter is currently with the Crown, the IIO will not be making any additional comment about the facts of these cases at this time.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.
To arrange an interview with the IIO’s Chief Civilian Director Ron MacDonald, please contact the IIO at 1-778-988-1041 or Info@IIOBC.ca