IIO Investigating Police-Involved Incident in Duncan (2022-321)

Case: 2022-321 Incident Date: December 3, 2022 Location: Duncan Detachment: North Cowichan/Duncan Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a Saturday night incident in Duncan in which one man was injured.

On December 3, 2022, Duncan RCMP took part in a National Impaired Driving check stop on Highway 1 near Green Road in North Cowichan. At approximately 10:00 pm, they stopped a vehicle driven by a sole occupant. RCMP report that the driver admitted to having consumed alcohol, but would not comply with demands.

A physical altercation took place, and the man suffered a broken arm. He was transported to hospital, where he underwent surgery.

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

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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