IIO Deployed to Nanaimo

Independent Investigations Office

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2013


SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident that occurred in Nanaimo, at approximately 2:00 AM on June 29, 2013.

According to the RCMP, an officer conducting a foot patrol encountered an adult male who was standing near a ledge in a parking area. It was reported that when the officer announced himself, the male fell approximately 9 metres from the ledge.

The male sustained serious injuries in the fall and is presently hospitalized for treatment.

The IIO was notified at 3:40 AM. Investigators were deployed to Nanaimo at 6:30 AM.

The IIO and the Nanaimo 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.

Please note that no additional information is available at the present time.

Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of BC

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