IIO is Investigating an Incident in Campbell River (2020-178)

Case: 2020-178 Incident Date: July 26, 2020 Location: Campbell River Detachment: Campbell River Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Campbell River.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on July 26, 2020 at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers attended a noise complaint at a residence in the 2700-block of Vallejo Road. Upon arrival, officers located several people as the source of the complaint. One man allegedly became aggressive and, following an interaction with police, was arrested and taken to the RCMP detachment cells.

Emergency Health Services at the detachment were unable to assess the man when he arrived due to his behaviour. Two hours later, the man indicated that he was injured and was transported to hospital where non-life-threatening injuries were confirmed.

The IIO requests that any person who saw, heard, or recorded the incident to contact the IIO 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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