IIO Files Report to Crown Counsel for Consideration of Charges (IIO 2018-039)

Posted November 27, 2018

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

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

IIO 2018-039 This investigation relates to a female who suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle incident in Chilliwack on March 30, 2018, involving a vehicle driven by an on-duty RCMP officer.

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 the case 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.