IIO Deployed to Squamish

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2013

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident that occurred in Squamish, at approximately 2:05 a.m. on July 2, 2013.

According to the RCMP, an officer responding to a complaint arrested an adult male who was placed in cells, where after several hours he complained of pain. He was subsequently taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with an arm injury.

The IIO was notified at 9:50 a.m. on July 2, 2013. Investigators have been deployed to Squamish.  The IIO and the Squamish 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.

Ralph Krenz
Independent Investigations Office of BC

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