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 October 14, 2020 at approximately 4:35 p.m., police received a call for assistance at a residential building* in the 1800-block of Greenfield Avenue. Upon arrival at the suite in question, an elderly woman answered the door while reportedly in possession of a weapon. An officer tried to take the weapon from her and during the interaction, the woman allegedly suffered injury. Officers then transported the woman to a local area hospital for treatment.
The RCMP were reportedly made aware of the seriousness of the injury on October 22, 2020 and notified the IIO at that time.
The IIO is asking any person who saw, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO 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.
*Correction: the location was incorrectly reported as a care facility previously.