IIO Investigators Deployed to Valemount


Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2014

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its
investigators have been deployed to a remote area near Valemount on
September 17, 2014.

According to the RCMP, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Emergency Response
Team officers were involved in an incident in which an exchange of
gunfire took place between police officers and an adult male. Two adults
sustained gunshot injuries. One male affected person died at the scene
and one female affected person is currently receiving medical care.

The IIO was notified immediately. Five investigators, including a
forensics specialist, have been deployed.  IIO investigators are
expected to arrive at the remote scene the morning of Thursday,
September 18.

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.

Please note that no additional information is available at the present

Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of BC

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