Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in 100 Mile House.
On June 27, 2020, the RCMP notified the IIO of a death that had occurred earlier that day at approximately 5:20 p.m.
On June 25, 2020, officers responded to a call regarding a theft in progress and arrested a man and a woman without incident. The man, the affected person in this case, was released on June 26 and provided transportation to a nearby shelter. Late afternoon the following day the man was found deceased in his room. Local RCMP have ruled out foul play in his death. The BC Coroners Service continues its concurrent fact-finding investigation to determine cause of death and any contributing factors.
The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions or inaction may have played in the death of the man.
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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