Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Campbell River in which one man has died.
At approximately 10:45 pm on Thursday, June 23, officers arrested a man for breach of his probation and brought him into custody at the Campbell River RCMP detachment. According to RCMP, a guard found the man unresponsive in his cell at approximately 11:00 pm.
The man was transported to hospital, intubated and admitted to ICU, where he has since died.
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.