IIO Deploys to Incident in Victoria (2019-161)

Case: 2019-161 Incident Date: August 24, 2019 Agency: Municipal Location: Victoria Detachment: Victoria Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN

Independent Investigations Office

For Immediate Release

Surrey, BC – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has deployed investigators to Victoria following a serious early-morning motor vehicle collision.

Victoria Police Department reported that on August 24, 2019, shortly after 12:00 a.m. this morning, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle in the area of Gorge Road and Rock Bay Avenue. It is reported that the male driver did not stop for officers, but fled at a high rate of speed. The car collided with three other vehicles at Douglas and Bay Streets, causing significant damage to all the vehicles involved.

The driver reportedly fled on foot from the scene and officers arrested a suspect nearby. The three other drivers were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO witness line at 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

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