Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded an investigation into an incident in Campbell River.
As detailed in our previous release, on July 26, 2020 at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers responded to a noise complaint at a residence in the 2700-block of Vallejo Road. Officers found the source of the complaint to be a few people at the residence, and one man became aggressive. The man was arrested following an interaction with police and transported to RCMP detachment cells.
Emergency Health Services attended the detachment but were unable to provide physical assessment due to the man’s behaviour. A short time later, the man indicated that he was injured, and he was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.
The IIO’s Chief Civilian Director has reviewed the evidence – including medical records, witness statements, and video sources – and determined that the injuries sustained by the man do not meet the threshold of serious harm as defined by the Police Act. The investigation is therefore 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.