Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Kamloops.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on June 23, 2020 at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of an altercation involving the threatened use of a firearm at a residence in the 1000-block of Newton Street. Upon arrival, officers asked the residents of the two separate suites in the home to exit and speak with officers.
Police reported that one of the residents, the affected person, did not comply with police direction upon exiting the residence and a less-lethal firearm and police service dog were used to assist in taking the man into custody. During this interaction, the man sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
It has since been determined that the initial report to police of an altercation was false.
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 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.