IIO is Investigating an Incident in Dawson Creek (2021-255)

Case: 2021-255 Incident Date: September 11, 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 September 11, 2021 at approximately 9:10 a.m., police responded to a report of a woman alleged to be breaking vehicle windows with weapons. Officers located the woman nearby and followed her to the 1200-block of 103 Avenue. An interaction occurred, and the woman sustained non-life-threatening injury during her arrest.

The woman was transported to a hospital for treatment.

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

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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