IIO Asserts Jurisdiction in Errington Incident

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
June 26, 2013


SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that it will investigate an incident involving the Oceanside RCMP.

According to the RCMP, at 4:11 p.m. on the afternoon of Nov. 18, 2012, a member of the Oceanside RCMP attended an Errington residence in response to a complaint. A physical struggle allegedly took place between the officer and one adult male. The adult male sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The RCMP reported the incident to the IIO shortly after it occurred. Based on the information provided, the IIO did not assert jurisdiction.    On May 1, 2013, the RCMP made a subsequent notification providing additional information on the affected person’s injuries. Over the following weeks, IIO investigators worked to obtain clarification on the injuries. On June 26, 2013, the Chief Civilian Director reassessed the information provided to the IIO and asserted jurisdiction.

The IIO and the Oceanside RCMP will work co-operatively 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.

Please note that no further information is available at this time.


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