IIO Investigators Deployed to New Westminster

Independent Investigations Office
August 15, 2014

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in New Westminster.

According to the New Westminster Police Department (NWPD), shortly after 7 pm on Thursday, August 14, officers responded to a report of domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the responding members located a male with a knife. During their interaction with this affected person a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was deployed, and the affected person was taken into custody. He sustained serious injury which were reportedly self-inflicted, and was taken to the hospital.

The IIO was notified at 7:43pm and immediately deployed investigators to New Westminster.

The IIO and the NWPD 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.

Please note that no additional information is available at the present time.


Ralph Krenz
Independent Investigations Office of BC


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