IIO Concludes Investigation Into Injuries Sustained by One Man During an Incident in Fort St. John (2024-065)

Case: 2024-065 Incident Date: March 19, 2024 Detachment: Fort St. John Location: Fort St. John Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded investigation 2024-065 into the injuries sustained by one man in Fort St. John on March 19, 2024.

At around 5:20 a.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance at a local hotel in the 9500 block of West Alaska Road. When police arrived, they spoke to the affected person, a man, and later departed the scene.

At about 6:15 a.m., police returned to the hotel following a second 911 call. Upon arrival, the same man was found to have sustained injuries that appear to have been self-inflicted and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified of the incident shorty after it occurred and commenced an investigation.

Evidence obtained during the investigation, including accounts of civilian and police witnesses as well as medical records, supports that the man’s later injuries were self-inflicted and not the result of action or inaction by the police.

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.


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