IIO Deploys to Incident in Hope (2019-090)Case: 2019-090 Incident Date: May 16, 2019 Location: Hope Detachment: Hope Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been notified of a police-involved incident in Hope.
RCMP reported that on May 16, 2019, at approximately 04:45 a.m., received a call regarding a break and enter on Old Hope Princeton Way.
At 04:53 a.m., an officer located a motor cycle that was believed to be related to the original call. It was reported the driver failed to stop. At 4:55 a.m., police were notified the motor cycle was involved in a collision. Shortly after, the officer arrived at the intersection of Water Avenue and Old Hope Princeton Way and located the driver.
The male driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. There were no other injuries.
The IIO has identified a key witness who stopped at the scene as being able to provide valuable information to the investigation. The driver is encouraged to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.
Anyone who saw, heard or may have dash cam footage of the incident is asked 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.