Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has withdrawn a court petition in relation to the death of Myles Gray seeking an order for a witness officer to attend for interview. The officer has now been interviewed by the IIO; as such, the IIO’s court petition has been withdrawn.
“I am pleased that we were able to find a way of resolving this matter,” said Ron MacDonald, the IIO’s Chief Civilian Director. “I am confident this resolution will avoid unnecessary delay while maintaining the integrity of our investigation.”
The IIO’s progress in this investigation continued throughout the filing of this petition. As the bulk of the investigative work is now complete, the next step will be to conduct a review all of the material and determine if there are any outstanding tasks.
Mr. Gray died following an altercation with Vancouver Police Department officers on August 13, 2015 in the 8300 block of Joffre Avenue. The IIO has been investigating this case since then.
The IIO is an independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death. It does not require any allegation of wrongdoing.