IIO Investigating Police-Involved Incident in Saanich (2022-308)Case: 2022-308 Incident Date: November 26, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Saanich Detachment: Saanich Police Department 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 at Uptown Mall in Saanich that left one man seriously injured.
Just before 11:00 pm on November 26, Saanich Police received a report of a shoplifter at Walmart. According to police, the suspect ran to an upper mall parking lot and, shortly thereafter, fell from a ledge outside a guardrail, landing approximately two-to-three storeys below and suffering serious injuries. He was transported to hospital by ambulance.
The IIO has begun an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the man’s fall.
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.