Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a September 2023 incident that resulted in one woman sustaining an injury.
Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) states that at about 9:10 p.m. on September 29, 2023, an officer responding to an incident was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian in the 1600-block of Commercial Drive.
At the time, it is reported that the woman declined assistance from Emergency Health Services, and sought medical treatment independently.
On October 23, 2023, the IIO was notified by VPD that the woman sustained an injury that may meet the threshold of serious harm, as defined by the Police Act. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of the collision and the woman’s injury.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.
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.