IIO is Investigating A Woman’s Death Following Arrest by Burnaby RCMP (2024-054)

Case: 2024-054 Incident Date: March 7, 2024 Location: Burnaby Detachment: Burnaby Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating the death of a woman on March 7, 2024 while in custody of the Burnaby RCMP.

Information provided by the Burnaby RCMP states that at approximately 9 a.m., officers arrested a woman near Moscrop Street and Deer Lake Parkway.

Later that day, the affected person was found unresponsive while in custody at the Burnaby detachment. Resuscitation efforts were not successful and the woman was later pronounced dead.

The IIO was notified the same day and has now commenced an investigation.

Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what happened leading up to and during the incident, and what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played in the woman’s 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.


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.


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