IIO is Investigating an Incident in Enderby (2021-320)

Case: 2021-320 Incident Date: November 24, 2021 Detachment: Enderby Location: Enderby 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 Enderby.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on November 23, 2021 at approximately 11:20 p.m., police responded to a reported disturbance in the 100 block of Larsen Avenue and arrested one man. The man was released the following day at 7:30 a.m.

Approximately one hour later, another disturbance was reported near a residence on Garrett Road involving the same man who had recently been released. Officers attended and placed him under arrest before transporting him to Enderby RCMP detachment cells.

Emergency Health Services attended the detachment and transported the man to the hospital, where he was found to have sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury.

The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the injury.

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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