IIO Concludes Investigation into Fort St John Incident (2019-220)

Case: 2019-220 Incident Date: November 28, 2019 Location: Fort St. John Detachment: Fort St. John Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey. B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has concluded its investigation into a police-involved incident in Fort St John.

RCMP reported that on November 28, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers observed a vehicle under suspicious circumstances and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The officers promptly discontinued any attempt to stop the vehicle. Sometime later, while engaged in other matters, the vehicle was found upside down off the side of the road. The male driver sustained serious facial injuries and was transported to hospital.

The evidence obtained from radio transmissions and other data demonstrates the officers involved had moved on to other calls and were not in pursuit. When the officer located the male’s vehicle it was coincidental. There is no evidence to indicate the actions of police were responsible for the injuries suffered by the male.

As a result, the investigation has been 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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