IIO is Investigating a Woman’s Injury in an Incident Involving Vancouver Police Department Officers (2024-055)

Case: 2024-055 Incident Date: March 7, 2024 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating an injury a woman sustained while being taken into custody by officers with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

Information provided by the VPD states that at about 4:10 p.m. on March 7, 2024, police responded to a report of a woman in crisis and in possession of a weapon at a residence in the 2300 block of Quayside Court in Vancouver.

The woman sustained a non-life-threatening injury while being taken into custody. She was subsequently taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified the same day and has now commenced an investigation. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of the incident, and whether any police use of force was necessary, proportionate, and reasonable given the totality of the circumstances.

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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