IIO is Investigating a Motor Vehicle Incident in Vancouver (2022-068)

Case: 2022-068 Incident Date: April 5, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department 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 a motor vehicle incident in Vancouver.

Information reported by the Vancouver Police Department states that at about 8:05 p.m. on April 5, 2022, police attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a Nissan in the 1500-block of Main Street. It is reported that the vehicle did not stop and was involved in a collision at the intersection of East 2nd Avenue and Quebec Street shortly thereafter.

The male driver of the Nissan reportedly left the scene on foot. They were subsequently arrested with the assistance of a police service dog and sustained dog bite related injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, the two occupants of the Mercedes and the sole occupant of the Ford were all transported to the hospital for treatment.

The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the injuries.

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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