Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2014
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms it has deployed investigators to a shooting incident involving the Surrey RCMP.
According to the RCMP, on the evening of January 17, 2014, its officers attended a residence in North Surrey in response to a request to check the welfare of a male. Upon arrival they encountered an adult male. During the course of their interaction, the male was shot by a police officer. He was taken to the hospital; however, he did not survive his injuries.
The IIO was notified at approximately 10:15 p.m., and deployed investigators immediately.
The IIO and the RCMP will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012. As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations, and ensure transparency through public reporting.
Due to the preliminary stage of the investigation, no additional information is available.
Independent Investigations Office of BC