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 March 12, 2021* at approximately 8:15 p.m., an officer observed an altercation in progress in the 600-block of Columbia Street. When the officer attempted to arrest one of the involved parties, an interaction occurred before the man was successfully taken into custody.
The man was transported to RCMP cells where he was found to have sustained injuries. Emergency Health Services were called, and the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information regarding 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.
*The incident date was originally reported as March 13, 2021 in error.