IIO Appeal for Witnesses in Fatal Prince George Investigation (2017-083)

Case: 2017-083 Incident Date: July 19, 2017 Location: Prince George Detachment: Prince George Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - Charges Approved by Crown Counsel

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking witnesses to the fatal police incident in Prince George.

The IIO has been investigating a fatal police interaction with a male, whom police say was resisting arrest on the evening of Tuesday July 18, 2017.

IIO investigators were deployed to the scene and have since been interviewing witnesses, collecting physical evidence and reviewing available video footage.

The IIO believes a large number of people witnessed this incident, and some captured the interaction between police and the male on mobile phones. The IIO also believes several vehicles were in the parking lot at the time and that occupants witnessed this incident from nearby. The IIO is seeking to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident that night and anyone who may have recorded this interaction.

Any potential witnesses of this incident are asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

Marten Youssef
Acting Director, Public Engagement & Policy

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