IIO Concludes Investigation into Surrey Incident (2019-212)Case: 2019-212 Incident Date: November 18, 2019 Agency: RCMP Detachment: Surrey Location: Surrey Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report
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 Surrey.
RCMP reported that on November 18, 2019, at approximately 7:43 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle at 128th Street and King George Highway, Surrey.
The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and shortly afterwards was involved in a multi-vehicle collision where injuries were caused to the other drivers. The male driver then made off on foot and was apprehended by another officer with his police service dog.
The evidence obtained from traffic cameras, dash cameras, civilian witnesses and police radio transmissions demonstrates that there was no police pursuit of the vehicle and that police action did not lead to the injuries suffered by other drivers.
The IIO independently clarified that the level of injury sustained in apprehension by the police service dog does not meet the threshold of serious harm.
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.