IIO Investigating Police-Involved Death in Vancouver (2022-227)

Case: 2022-227 Incident Date: August 22, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

August 22, 2022

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Vancouver in relation to the death of one man.

Shortly before 8:00 am today, Vancouver Police responded to a report of a man acting erratically in the 300-block of East Hastings Street. During an interaction with police, the man went into medical distress and lost consciousness. Police and Emergency Health Services attempted to resuscitate the man, but he died at the scene.

The IIO has begun an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the man’s death.

The IIO asks anyone with relevant information about this incident to contact the witness line toll free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form at iiobc.ca.


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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