Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that investigators have been deployed to Victoria.
According to the Victoria Police Department, at approximately 11:00 a.m. today, its officers attended a residence in James Bay in response to a 911 call. They were confronted by one adult male, who was shot by police and died as a result of his injuries. The Victoria PD reported the incident to the IIO immediately.
The IIO has deployed several investigators to the scene, including a forensics specialist. The Victoria PD will ensure scene security until the scene can be turned over to IIO investigators.
The IIO and the Victoria PD 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 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.
Independent Investigations Office of BC