IIO Concludes Investigation into an Incident in Vancouver (2022-005)Case: 2022-005 Incident Date: January 13, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department 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 concluded an investigation into an incident in Vancouver.
As detailed in the previous release, on January 13, 2022, the Vancouver Police Department received a report regarding an altercation between two men that had occurred earlier in the day. Officers attended the residence of one of the men, located in the 900-block of Main Street, and took him into custody.
The man sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries at some point that day and was transported to a local hospital for treatment by Emergency Health Services.
The IIO’s initial investigative steps sought to corroborate if the injuries the man sustained that met the threshold of serious harm were the result of any police use of force. A comprehensive review of the man’s medical records confirmed that the serious injuries were not caused by police action.
The Chief Civilian Director has reviewed the evidence and determined that police actions did not cause 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.