IIO Deploys to Fatal Incident in Surrey (IIO 2018-037)

Posted March 19, 2018

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to an incident in Surrey involving a male who died following interaction with police.

Initial information provided to the IIO by the RCMP suggests that at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday March 19, 2018, a distraught male was screaming in the middle of the intersection near 10th Ave and 161 A Street in south Surrey. Police responded to the scene and attempted to arrest the male, which lead to a physical struggle.

Police say the male went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced deceased at the scene, despite efforts to resuscitate him. The IIO was notified and initiated an investigation.

IIO investigators are on the scene and any potential witnesses of this incident are asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

For interviews with Chief Civilian Director Ron MacDonald, please contact IIO media line at: 778-988-1041.

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.

 

Marten Youssef,
Director, Public Engagement & Policy
Marten.Youssef@iiobc.ca

Shannon Brennan
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Liaison
Shannon.Brennan@iiobc.ca