Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Delta.
Information provided by the Delta Police Department indicates that on May 29, 2020 at approximately 11:35 p.m., officers responded to a report of a man, the affected person in this case, who allegedly stole a taxi from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Officers quickly located the man, who fled towards the ferry causeway beach. The man reportedly produced weapons and was taken into custody. During the course of his arrest, the man suffered serious injuries.
Emergency Health Services were called, and the man was transported to hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
The IIO is asking that any person who saw, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO Witness Line toll free at 1-855-446-8477.
The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation to determine how, where, when and by what means he came to his death.
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.