IIO Reaches Decision in Abbotsford Police-Involved Shooting (IIO 2017-139)

Posted February 1, 2018

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey – The Chief Civilian Director (CCD) of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has reached a decision in the November 6, 2017 Abbotsford police-involved shooting.

Based on a review of all of the evidence collected during the course of the investigation and the relevant law, the CCD has found the actions of the police were justified, and thus does not consider that any police officer has committed an offence under any enactment. Therefore the matter will not be referred to Crown counsel for consideration of charges.

Due to the concurrent investigation by police and the trial of the male charged with murder in relation to the death of Cst. John Davidson, the IIO will not be issuing its usual public report in this case, pending the conclusion of the matter.

“We are issuing this statement to satisfy the public that the IIO has conducted a thorough, independent and timely review of this investigation,” CCD Ron MacDonald said.

As the matter is before the courts, the IIO will not comment on the details of the case or the evidence considered in reaching this decision.