Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a motor vehicle incident near Armstrong.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on December 1, 2021 at approximately 9:30 p.m., an officer unsuccessfully attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle on Highway 97A north of Armstrong.
About 20 minutes later, a vehicle was reported to have gone off the road at the intersection of Highway 97A and Pleasant Valley Road. The vehicle description is consistent with the vehicle that an officer had attempted to stop a short time earlier.
The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police action or inaction 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.
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.