Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Abbotsford.
Information provided by the Abbotsford Police Department indicates that on May 21, 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a man, the affected person in this case, who was alleged to have a weapon in a hotel room in the 2000-block of Clearbrook Road. Police initiated containment procedures and deployed further resources to the incident. After several hours of attempted negotiation, officers forced entry to apprehend him. During the course of his arrest, the affected person sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The IIO is asking for any person who saw, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO Witness Line toll free at 1-855-446-8477.
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.