IIO is Investigating an Incident in Dawson Creek (2021-086)

Case: 2021-086 Incident Date: April 5, 2021 Location: Dawson Creek Detachment: Dawson Creek 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 an incident in Dawson Creek.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on April 5, 2021 at approximately 9:45 p.m., police responded to a call regarding a possibly impaired driver. An officer located the described vehicle, a black GMC Sierra pickup truck, in the 700-block of 100B Avenue and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle allegedly did not stop, and the officer reportedly did not follow.

Minutes later, it was reported that a truck matching the Sierra’s description had been involved in a collision. The truck went through an external wall and into a business in the 11000-block of 8th Street. Two women inside the business sustained injuries in the collision.

The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the women’s injuries.

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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