IIO Deploys to Fatal Incident in Burnaby (2017-162)

Case: 2017-162 Incident Date: December 20, 2017 Location: Burnaby Detachment: Burnaby Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to a fatal incident involving the Burnaby RCMP.

Initial information provided to the IIO by the police suggests:

  • At approximately 4:00 a.m. police located a male inside a vehicle in a parking lot in the 200 block of Willingdon Avenue.
  • Attempts to verbally engage the man were unsuccessful and the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team was requested.
  • ERT officers later approached the vehicle and confirmed the male was deceased.

IIO Investigators will be conducting standard tasks including obtaining physical evidence from the scene, reviewing available CCTV footage, interviewing civilian witnesses and interviewing officers.

Any potential witnesses are asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.

No further information will be released by the IIO at this time.

Ron MacDonald
Chief Civilian Director

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