IIO Investigations Concluded

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) investigation into the October 29, 2012, death of Christopher Ray involving the Vancouver Police Department and a March 8, 2013, incident of serious harm involving the Prince George RCMP have been concluded.

On Oct. 29, 2012, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the VPD responded to a report in the 400 block of Skeena Street. When police arrived, they were confronted by Mr. Ray, who was ultimately shot during the exchange with police.

On March 8, 2013, RCMP in Prince George attended an Upland Street apartment building in response to a complaint.   Once at the location, the officer observed a male fleeing the scene on foot.  During the subsequent pursuit, the officer observed the male fall approximately eight metres down an embankment.  He sustained serious injuries during the fall and was treated in hospital.

The IIO asserted jurisdiction and conducted comprehensive investigations into the actions of the officers involved in both incidents.  Following the investigations, the chief civilian director concluded that no officer committed an offence, under any enactment, in either incident.  The chief civilian director’s findings are outlined in Public Reports which can be downloaded at the link below.

The IIO remains committed to its goals to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and to ensure transparency through public reporting.

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Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of BC

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