IIO Deploys to Incident in Prince George, B.C. (2019-124)

Case: 2019-124 Incident Date: July 20, 2019 Detachment: Prince George Location: Prince George 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 deployed to a police-involved incident in Prince George.

Prince George RCMP reported that at 21:24 p.m. on July 19, 2019, a person was arrested for causing a disturbance. The individual was taken into custody.

On July 20, 2019 at 4:25 a.m., the person was observed in distress. Paramedics attended. The person was taken to hospital.

At 6:46 a.m., hospital staff informed the RCMP that the person was deceased.

The IIO will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.


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.


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