Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. was notified of a police-involved incident in Clinton, BC.
RCMP reported that on February 23, 2020, just before 5:00 pm, officers were called to a residence for a possible break and enter in progress.
As a result of the police attendance, a male was arrested. During that arrest the male was injured as a result of receiving a police dog bite that required surgery to repair.
The IIO was notified, commenced an investigation and having clarified the extent of the injury will continue to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions may have played into the serious harm of the male.
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.