IIO Deploys to Incident in Vancouver (2019-056)

Case: 2019-056 Incident Date: March 21, 2019 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm 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-related incident in Vancouver.

Vancouver Police Department reported that at approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 21, 2019, officers attempted to execute a warrant at a residence on East Hastings, Vancouver.

It is reported a male tried to exit the residence via a window on the third floor. The male was transported to hospital with 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.


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