IIO Deploys to Motor Vehicle Incident in Kamloops (2019-164)

Case: 2019-164 Incident Date: September 4, 2019 Location: Kamloops Detachment: Kamloops Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey. B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed to a police-involved motor vehicle incident in Kamloops.

RCMP reported on September 03, 2019, at approximately 4:20 p.m., an officer was conducting traffic speed enforcement on Westsyde Road, Kamloops. The officer observed a motorcycle travelling at high speed in the opposite direction and turned to follow the motorcycle and activated the vehicle emergency lights. When coming around the corner, the officer found the male motorcycle rider had collided with a pick-up truck.

The motorcyclist was transported to hospital with injuries determined to be serious harm. There were no other injuries.

The IIO has commenced an investigation into the incident to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions or inaction may have played in the injuries suffered by the male.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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