IIO Deploys to Incident in Prince George (2019-171)Case: 2019-171 Incident Date: September 12, 2019 Location: Prince George Detachment: Prince George Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, BC – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has deployed investigators to Prince George following an on-foot police chase and arrest.
Prince George RCMP reported that on September 12, 2019 at approximately 11:40 a.m., officers attempted to arrest a male cyclist after witnessing what they believed to be a drug transaction.
RCMP report that the cyclist fled by bike to the CN railyard. During the officers’ attempt to stop him, the male cyclist suffered what was reported to be a serious but non-life-threatening head injury and was taken to hospital.
Anyone who witnessed this 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.