IIO Concludes Investigation into an Arrest in Delta (2023-313)

Case: 2023-313 Incident Date: October 22, 2023 Location: Delta Detachment: Delta Police Department Agency: Municipal Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has now completed its investigation into an injury that occurred during an arrest in Delta (IIO 2023-313).

At about 4:25 p.m. on October 22, 2023, officers with the Delta Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing on Ladner Trunk Road.

Officers found a man nearby and attempted to take him into custody. The man fled but was subsequently arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

In an interview with IIO investigators, the man stated he climbed a fence when running from police and sustained his injury when he landed on the other side.

The Chief Civilian Director has reviewed the evidence – including a statement from the injured man, video footage, medical records, and police information – and determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe any officer may have committed an offence, and police actions were not responsible for the man’s injury. His injury resulted from his decision to climb a fence in an attempt to evade police.

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.


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