IIO is Investigating a Death in Surrey (2021-164)

Case: 2021-164 Incident Date: June 28, 2021 Agency: RCMP Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey 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 a death that occurred in Surrey.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on the June 28, 2021 at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to several reports of a man behaving erratically in the Newton area. Officers were able to locate the man in the yard at a residence in the 6900-block* of 134A Street where he was taken into custody.

Shortly thereafter, the man reportedly went into medical distress and was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The IIO will investigate to determine if police actions or inactions may have played a role 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

*Correction: The address was initially reported as being in the 6000-block in error.

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