IIO Confirms Current Practice Meets Recommendations from Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Hudson Brooks (2015-107)

Case: 2015-107 Incident Date: July 18, 2015 Agency: RCMP Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - Crown Counsel stay of proceedings

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has responded to the jury’s recommendations made by the jury in the BC Coroners Service Inquest into the officer-involved shooting death of Hudson Daryl Willis Brooks on July 18, 2015.

The recommendation to the IIO states:

To: Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia

  1. The Independent Investigations Office (IIO), upon completion of their investigations, provide investigative materials and findings to the RCMP or other affected agency for the purpose of developing training solutions.

 In accordance with the IIO’s current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BC police agencies, the IIO already provides copies of concluded investigation files to police agencies upon request, subject to applicable privacy laws and other related issues. This disclosure is made for purposes of training, policy development, internal proceedings and other reasonable uses consistent with the enhancement of the ability of the police agency to carry out its duties.

This provision has existed in some form since the IIO’s inception, and the IIO looks forward to continuing to find ways to contribute to positive learning opportunities in policing.


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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