IIO Concludes Investigation into an Incident in Prince George (2021-081)

Case: 2021-081 Incident Date: January 18, 2021 Location: Prince George Detachment: Prince George Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
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 an incident in Prince George.

As described in the IIO’s previous release, on January 18, 2021, police received a dropped 911 call. When called back, the caller declined to provide information before hanging up, and subsequent calls to confirm there was no danger were not answered. Police attended the residence in the 3700-block of Lansdowne Road to confirm no one was at risk, and when officers arrived, an interaction occurred with the residents, a man and woman. The man and woman sustained minor injuries.

The CCD has reviewed the evidence and determined that the injuries sustained by the man and woman do not meet the threshold for serious harm, as defined by the Police Act.

As a result, the IIO investigation is now concluded.

Background

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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