IIO Deploys to Incident in Burnaby (2019-117)

Case: 2019-117 Incident Date: July 4, 2019 Location: Burnaby Detachment: Burnaby Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. deployed to a police-involved incident in Burnaby.

RCMP reported that on July 04, 2019, at approximately 10:40 p.m., an Emergency Response Team attempting to deescalate a hostage situation, entered an 11th floor apartment in a residential building on Sanders Street, Burnaby.

Three people inside the apartment attempted to exit via the balcony and a male fell to the ground. Emergency Health Services transported the male to hospital, where it was determined he had suffered serious injuries.

The IIO is asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.


The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


The will be media availability at 2 p.m., at the IIO Office, 12th Floor, 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC V3T 5X3

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