IIO is Investigating a Death in Mission (2022-178)

Case: 2022-178 Incident Date: July 16, 2022 Location: Mission Detachment: Mission Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm 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 the death of one man in Mission.

Information provided by the RCMP states that in the early morning hours on July 16, 2022, police responded to a report of a man pacing the northbound sidewalk on the Mission Bridge.

Officers attended and it is reported that the man had a weapon and climbed over the railing when officer attempted to take him into custody. The man subsequently fell into the water below.

Search and rescue located the man a short time later and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation 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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