Affected person in officer-involved incident in Vancouver dies in hospital

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
July 4, 2013 


SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that an adult male arrested by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) on Friday, June 28, 2013 has died in hospital.

According to the VPD, at approximately 10:20 PM on Friday, June 28, 2013, officers witnessed an altercation between two males in the vicinity of Main Street and Terminal Avenue.  An adult male was taken into custody, after which he experienced a significant medical event.  He was taken to hospital and admitted for treatment.  The IIO was notified immediately.

The IIO was subsequently notified that the male died in hospital, in the early hours of July 4, 2013.  The IIO investigation of the matter continues.

The BC Coroners Service remains responsible for identifying the deceased and determining the cause of his death.

The IIO and the VPD will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012.

As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and ensure transparency through public reporting.   Please note that no additional information is available at the present time.

Ralph Krenz
Independent Investigations Office of BC

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