IIO is Investigating a Death in Coquitlam (2021-209)

Case: 2021-209 Incident Date: August 1, 2021 Location: Coquitlam Detachment: Coquitlam Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Coquitlam.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on August 1, 2021 at approximately 3:20 a.m., police responded to an incident involving a man at a residential building in the 1100-block of Heffley Crescent. Officers attended and entered the building. Shortly after, the man reportedly fell from an upper floor to the ground.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.

Background

The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

info@iiobc.ca

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