IIO Deployed to In Custody Incident in Vancouver

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
February 9, 2014


SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms it has deployed investigators to an in custody incident involving the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

According to the VPD, on the afternoon of February 8, 2014, its officers arrested an adult male and transported the individual to Vancouver cells. Upon arrival the individual was unconscious and subsequently transported to hospital.

The IIO was notified at approximately 5:15 p.m., and deployed investigators immediately.

The IIO and the VPD 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. 


Ralph Krenz
Independent Investigations Office of BC


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