Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded investigation 2022-239 into a Cranbrook incident where one man sustained an injury.
On September 9, 2021, Cranbrook RCMP received a report regarding a red Pontiac Grand Prix that may have been stolen. Police subsequently attempted to perform a traffic stop, but the vehicle did not stop.
A short time later, there was a collision between the Pontiac and a police vehicle. A police service dog was used to assist in taking the male driver into custody.
The man (the affected person in this case) sustained a dog bite-related injury and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
On behalf of the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s General Counsel has reviewed the evidence – including medical records, information from the affected person, and police information – and determined that the man did not sustain serious harm, as defined by the Police Act.
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.