IIO Files Report to Crown Counsel for Consideration of Charges (IIO 2016-051)

Posted June 7, 2018

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey – The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. has filed a report to the B.C. Prosecution Service for their consideration of charges.

This investigation relates to the injuries suffered by two males during their arrest by members of the Prince George RCMP on February 18, 2016.

The IIO commenced an investigation into this incident at the request of the RCMP and authorized by the Director of Police Services.

In this case, 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.

Background:

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