IIO Concludes Investigation into Incident in Prince George (2019-171)

Case: 2019-171 Incident Date: September 12, 2019 Location: Prince George Detachment: Prince George Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

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

Prince George RCMP reported that on September 12, 2019 at approximately 11:40 a.m., officers attempted to arrest a male cyclist after witnessing what they believed to be a drug transaction.

RCMP report that the cyclist fled by bike to the CN railyard. During the officers’ attempt to stop him, the male cyclist suffered what was reported to be a serious but non-life-threatening head injury and was taken to hospital.

The IIO requested medical records which indicated that the injury was minor and would not need any further treatment.

The Chief Civilian Director determined that the injuries suffered by the male, did not meet the definition of serious harm as defined in the Police Act.

As a result, the investigation is being concluded at this point.

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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