Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Enderby.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on November 11, 2021 at approximately 11:30 a.m., police in Vernon received a complaint regarding a man allegedly removing the license plate from a vehicle before departing in a grey Dodge Caravan. A short time later, it is reported that a vehicle matching that description was observed travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 97A toward Armstrong.
About 30 minutes later, police located the vehicle at a residence on Canyon Road in Enderby, and the male driver was subsequently located at about 1:00 p.m. While being arrested with the assistance of a police service dog, the man sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The IIO was notified of the incident the same day 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.
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.