Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
June 23, 2013
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to a motor vehicle incident involving the Langley RCMP.
According to the RCMP, on June 23, 2013, at approximately 2:01 a.m., RCMP in Langley were responding to a complaint and were travelling southbound on 200th Street. The unmarked police vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle that reportedly pulled out of Brydon Crescent. The driver of the civilian vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital. Two passengers as well as an RCMP officer were also taken to hospital with injuries.
The IIO was notified at 2:53 a.m.; four IIO investigators have responded to the incident. Additional investigative support will be provided by the Investigator, Affected Persons and the Level 4 Traffic Reconstructionist. The RCMP will remain responsible for any concurrent investigation related to the affected person.
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.
Due to the preliminary stage of the investigation, no additional information is available at the present time.
Independent Investigations Office of BC