IIO Seeking Witnesses to Officer-Involved-Shooting in Kelowna (IIO 2019-017)

Posted January 25, 2019

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office|
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking witnesses to an officer-involved-shooting in Kelowna.

The RCMP reported that at approximately 3 p.m. on January 23, 2019, officers attempted to apprehend a male in Kelowna. During this interaction, shots were fired by police and the male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Although the IIO has some civilian witnesses, anybody who saw, heard or may have footage of the incident is asked to contact the IIO witness line even if they have already spoken to police. IIO witness line 1-855-446-8477.

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.
info@iiobc.ca