Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded an investigation into an incident in Chilliwack.
As detailed in our previous release, on October 5, 2021 at approximately 3:15 p.m., police attended a residence in the 5700 block of Vedder Road and arrested one man. Police had been called as the man had failed to depart the premises as previously agreed and due to concerns for his wellness.
The man went to the hospital after being released from custody. Medical records and a statement from the man confirm that the injuries he sustained while being arrested do not meet the definition of serious harm, as defined by the Police Act.
In making his decision, the Chief Civilian Director reviewed the evidence, including statements from the affected person and a civilian witness, in addition to police and medical records. 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.