Independent Investigations Office
June 16, 2014
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators will be deployed to an incident in Nanaimo.
According to the RCMP, shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, its officers arrested an adult male and transported him to the cell block at the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment. During the process of booking him into a cell, a physical altercation between the male and police officers took place. The male sustained facial injuries during the incident and was transported to hospital for treatment.
The IIO was notified and will deploy investigators to Nanaimo on Tuesday, June 17.
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. 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.
The RCMP will remain responsible for any investigation into the alleged actions of the affected person.
Please note that no additional information is available at the present time.
Independent Investigations Office of BC