IIO is Investigating an Incident in Bella Coola (2022-190)

Case: 2022-190 Incident Date: July 24, 2022 Location: Bella Coola Detachment: Bella Coola Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the injury of a woman while being arrested in Bella Coola.

Information provided by the RCMP states that shortly after 8:00 a.m. on July 24, 2022, police responded to a complaint regarding a woman alleged to have a weapon. Officers attended and the woman was taken into custody.

The woman was taken to the hospital, where it was confirmed that she had been injured during her arrest.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation.

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.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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