Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Chief Civilian Director (CCD) of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded an investigation into a motor vehicle incident in Surrey.
As indicated in the IIO’s previous release, on May 6, 2021 shortly before 12:45 p.m., officers with the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, driving a black Ford Explorer, attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a black BMX X5 SUV on King George Boulevard near 132 Street. The BMW did not stop, and GPS data from the Transit Police SUV, in addition to independent video sources, corroborates that officers did not pursue the BMW but instead slowed down before turning at the first available intersection.
A short time later, the BMW was involved in a collision with a black Hyundai Tucson and white Tesla sedan at the intersection of King George Boulevard and 128 Street. The collision resulted in injuries to the drivers of the Hyundai and BMW.
The CCD has reviewed the evidence and determined that police actions were consistent with policy and good practice and did not contribute to the subsequent collision. The IIO investigation is now concluded.
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.