The Independent Investigations Office values an open and positive relationship with the media, and strives to provide a timely and appropriate response to all media inquiries. Through a collaborative approach with the media, the IIO seeks to raise public awareness and foster support for fair, transparent and objective investigations involving police officers in British Columbia.


Releases


  • IIO Update July 22, 2015

    Posted July 22, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: JURISDICTION SUSTAINED These are the cases where the Chief Civilian Director has sustained jurisdiction and a full investigation is underway (since last

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  • IIO Deploys to Critical Incident in Dawson Creek

    Posted July 17, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it will be sending investigators to Dawson Creek after being notified of an officer involved

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  • IIO Update July 9, 2015

    Posted July 9, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: JURISDICTION SUSTAINED April 1, 2015 marked the start of the new fiscal operating year for the IIO. These are cases where the

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  • Shootings in Salmon Arm and Port Hardy

    Posted July 9, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC is seeking witnesses to two recent officer involved shootings in Salmon Arm and Port Hardy. On

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  • IIO Deploys to Officer Involved Shooting in Port Hardy

    Posted July 8, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Port Hardy after being notified of an incident involving the

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  • IIO Deploys to Officer Involved Shooting in Burnaby

    Posted May 13, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Burnaby after being notified of an incident involving the RCMP.

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  • IIO Deploys to Critical Incident in Vancouver

    Posted April 9, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Vancouver after being notified of an officer involved shooting involving

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  • Update to Burnaby Incident

    Posted March 30, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC is seeking witnesses to an officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday near the 6100 block of

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  • IIO Deployed to Incident in Burnaby

    Posted March 29, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Burnaby after being notified of an incident involving the RCMP.

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  • First Quarter Summary 2015

    Posted March 24, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC is providing updates to a number of cases under investigation. Since the IIO became operational in

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  • IIO Deploys to Incident in Burnaby

    Posted March 20, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Burnaby after being notified of an incident involving the RCMP.

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  • Independent Investigations Appeals for Witnesses

    Posted March 2, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC is asking anyone who may have been in the area of Canada Way and Rosewood Avenue

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  • IIO Deployed to Burnaby

    Posted March 1, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Burnaby after being notified of an incident involving the RCMP.

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  • IIO Update February 20, 2015

    Posted February 20, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: JURISDICTION SUSTAINED These are cases where the Chief Civilian Director has sustained jurisdiction and a full investigation is underway. IIO 15-00o017 –

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted February 19, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with respect to an

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted February 12, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with respect to an

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  • IIO investigators deployed to Chilliwack

    Posted February 12, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release February 12, 2015 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that it is investigating an incident involving the Chilliwack RCMP. According to the

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  • IIO Investigators Remain in Castlegar

    Posted February 2, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC says investigators will remain in Castlegar while additional forensic analysis is completed. After experiencing weather delays,

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  • IIO Deploys to Critical Incident in Whistler

    Posted January 20, 2015

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Whistler after being notified of an incident involving an

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  • End of year summary 2014

    Posted December 30, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release December 30, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC is providing updates to a number of cases under investigation. Since the IIO

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  • Update to IIO Investigation in Abbotsford

    Posted December 27, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC now confirms it is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in Abbotsford early

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  • IIO Deploys to Motor Vehicle Incident in Abbotsford

    Posted December 26, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Abbotsford after being notified of an incident involving an off

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  • IIO Seeking Witnesses to Prince George Incident

    Posted December 16, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sustained jurisdiction in an incident that took place earlier this month. According

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted December 9, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with respect to

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  • IIO Update December 8, 2014

    Posted December 8, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release INVESTIGATIONS IIO 14-000130 On June 28, 2014, police in Vernon were responding to a complaint of a suspicious male. The male affected person was

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  • Chief Civilian Director Releases Jurisdiction in Vernon

    Posted December 8, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Chief Civilian Director has released jurisdiction over an officer involved incident out of Vernon. After his review of the preliminary investigation,

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  • IIO Update to Officer Involved Shooting in Kamloops

    Posted December 4, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – The Chief Civilian Director (CCD) has now made his decision on jurisdiction related to the recent officer involved shooting in Kamloops.

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  • IIO Update to Officer Involved Shooting in Kamloops

    Posted December 4, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has investigators on the ground in Kamloops. At this point in time, the

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  • IIO Team Deployed to Officer Involved Shooting in Kamloops

    Posted December 3, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has deployed investigative staff to an officer involved shooting in Kamloops. According to Kamloops

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  • IIO Update November 28, 2014

    Posted November 28, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: IIO 14-00o208 – Vancouver Police Department On November 22, an adult male sustained fatal injuries after being shot by a VPD officer.

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted November 28, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with respect to

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  • IIO Urges Witnesses to Come Forward

    Posted November 28, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY –Tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 29, IIO investigators will be in the area of last Saturday’s shooting near E. 41 Ave. and Knight Street

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  • Civilian Monitor Report Released

    Posted November 17, 2014

    SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal today announced the release of the report completed by civilian monitor Mark Jette.  Mr. Jette was appointed on June 14, 2014, to conduct an administrative

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  • IIO Update November 14, 2014

    Posted November 14, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: IIO 14-00o179 – Surrey RCMP On October 10, an adult male sustained serious injuries to his hand at or around the time

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted November 14, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with respect to an

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  • IIO Seeks Witnesses to Incident in Victoria

    Posted November 2, 2014

    Information Bulletin Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting SURREY - The Independent Investigations Office of BC is seeking witnesses to an incident involving the Victoria Police Department. On the morning of Saturday, November

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed To Victoria

    Posted November 1, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that investigators have been deployed to Victoria. According to the Victoria Police Department, at approximately

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  • IIO Update October 31, 2014

    Posted October 31, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: IIO 14-00o169 – Vancouver Police Department On September 26, an adult male sustained serious injuries to his arm at or around the

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  • IIO Update October 24, 2014

    Posted October 24, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release NEW INVESTIGATIONS: The IIO has not sustained jurisdiction in any new cases since the incident in Slocan on October 13. CROWN COUNSEL DECISIONS: The

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  • Update to Slocan Investigation

    Posted October 14, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release October 14, 2014   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office is providing updated information on its investigation currently underway in Slocan. An IIO team

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed To Slocan

    Posted October 13, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release October 13, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that investigators have been deployed to an area near Slocan. According to the

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  • IIO Update October 10, 2014

    Posted October 10, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release October 10, 2014 NEW INVESTIGATIONS: 2014.000174 – Vancouver Police Department On October 7, an adult male sustained serious injuries to his leg while he

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  • IIO Asserts Jurisdiction in Terrace

    Posted October 9, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN
 Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release October 9, 2014   SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that it has asserted jurisdiction over an incident in Terrace. On October

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  • IIO Update October 3, 2014

    Posted October 3, 2014

       New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained IIO 14-00o158 – Kamloops RCMP On September 10, 2014, an adult male sustained serious injuries while he was involved in a foot pursuit with members of

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  • IIO Update September 26, 2014

    Posted September 26, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release New Investigations: The IIO reports that it has not sustained jurisdiction in any new investigations over the past week. There have been a number

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted September 26, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with respect to an

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  • IIO Update September 19, 2014

    Posted September 19, 2014

      New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained IIO 14-00o162 – Vancouver Police Department On September 16, 2014, officers from VPD were responding to a complaint of an alleged armed robbery that had reportedly

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  • IIO Seeks Witnesses to Incident in Port Moody

    Posted September 19, 2014

    Information Bulletin Independent Investigations Office Sept 19, 2014   SURREY - The Independent Investigations Office of BC has assumed jurisdiction for investigating an incident involving the Vancouver Police Department. On Sept. 16, 2014,

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed to Valemount

    Posted September 17, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN
 Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release September 17, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to a remote area near Valemount on

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  • IIO Update September 12, 2014

    Posted September 12, 2014

    New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained IIO 14-00143 – New Westminster Police Department On August 15, 2014 an adult male sustained serious self-inflicted injuries while he was being taken into custody by the

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  • IIO Update September 5, 2014

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting   New Investigations: The IIO reports that it has not sustained jurisdiction in any new investigations over the past week. Public Reports: The IIO issued a

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  • IIO Update August 29, 2014

    Posted August 29, 2014

    New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained IIO 14-00130 Vernon RCMP On June 28, 2014 an adult male was struck by a vehicle while he was allegedly fleeing from a Vernon RCMP officer. At

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  • IIO Update August 21, 2014

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained IIO 14-00123 Chilliwack RCMP Just prior to midnight on February 16, 2014, an adult male sustained injuries while being taken into

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed to New Westminster

    Posted August 15, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office August 15, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in New Westminster. According to the New

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  • IIO Seeks Witnesses to Incident in Powell River

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Information Bulletin Independent Investigations Office July 30, 2014 SURREY - The Independent Investigations Office of BC has assumed jurisdiction for investigating an incident involving the Powell River RCMP. On July 26, 2014, RCMP

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  • IIO Update July 30, 2014

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting Posted July 30, 2014   New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained IIO 14-000118 Abbotsford In the early afternoon, July 5, officers from the Abbotsford Police department responded

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted July 30, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release July 30, 2014 SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with

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  • IIO Deploys to MVI in Langley

    Posted July 22, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release July 22, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has been notified of a serious MVI that occurred in Langley

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted July 7, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release July 7, 2014 SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with

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  • IIO Update

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting Posted July 4, 2014 New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained Shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, RCMP officers in Nanaimo arrested an adult male and

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  • Chief Civilian Director Makes Report to Crown Counsel

    Posted July 4, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release July 4, 2014 SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has made a report to Crown Counsel with

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  • Chief civilian director appoints civilian monitor

    Posted June 16, 2014

    NEWS RELEASE Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release June 16, 2014 SURREY – Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal today announced the appointment of a civilian monitor to conduct an administrative review of

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed to Nanaimo

    Posted June 16, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office June 16, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators will be deployed to an incident in Nanaimo. According to the RCMP, shortly

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed to Kamloops

    Posted June 16, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office June 16, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to a fatality in Kamloops. According to the RCMP, shortly

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  • IIO Bi-Weekly Update

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting Posted June 12, 2014 New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained On the afternoon of June 4, RCMP officers attended a report of a disturbance at a residence

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  • IIO Investigators Deployed to Vancouver

    Posted June 10, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN
 Independent Investigations Office June 10, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in Vancouver on June 10, 2014. According

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  • IIO Update May 2014

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting Posted June 2, 2014 New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained On May 12, 2014  at approximately 5:30 a.m., a Central Saanich Police officer observed a vehicle travelling

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  • IIO Seeks Witnesses to Incident in Saanich

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Posting May 13, 2014 Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 12, a Central Saanich Police officer observed a vehicle travelling southbound on West Saanich Road.  According

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  • IIO Update April 2014

    Posted May 1, 2014

    Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Web Posting May 1, 2014 New Investigation – Jurisdiction Pending On April 25, the Nelson Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at a

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  • IIO Releases Jurisdiction to Surrey RCMP

    Posted April 29, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release April 29, 2014    SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms it has not sustained jurisdiction in the incident involving the Transit Police

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  • IIO EXPANDS INVESTIGATION INTO OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Information Bulletin Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release April 17, 2014  SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has expanded its investigation into the April 14, 2014 shooting incident involving the Vancouver

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  • IIO Deployed to Incident in Vancouver

    Posted April 14, 2014

    INFORMATION BULLETIN Independent Investigations Office For Immediate Release April 14, 2014 SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms it has deployed investigators to an incident involving the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

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