IIO Deployed to Vancouver

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 involving the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

According to the VPD, at approximately 10:20 PM on Friday, June 28, 2013, officers witnessed an altercation between two males in the vicinity of Main Street and Terminal Avenue.  An adult male was taken into custody, after which he experienced a significant medical event.  He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he presently remains.

The IIO was notified immediately. After further assessment of the information provided by police, the IIO asserted jurisdiction and deployed investigators at 11:30 AM Saturday, June 29.

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.

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


Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of BC


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