IIO Investigators Deployed to Kelowna for Serious Harm Motor Vehicle Incident

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
December 6, 2013

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to a motor vehicle incident (MVI) where a pedestrian was seriously injured involving the Kelowna RCMP.   According to the RCMP, on December 6 at approximately 12:30 a.m., RCMP officers in Kelowna were conducting a road check when a vehicle failed to stop for the check.  A pursuit reportedly ensued and ended when the subject vehicle struck a pedestrian. The affected person was transported to hospital.

The IIO was notified at 12:58 a.m., and deployed investigators, including a Level 4 Traffic Reconstructionist.

The IIO and the RCMP will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012.

The Kelowna RCMP remains responsible for any and all parallel investigations.

As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations, and ensure transparency through public reporting.

Due to the preliminary stage of the investigation, no additional information is available at the present time.

Ralph Krenz
Independent Investigations Office

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