Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Kamloops where one woman sustained serious injuries.
Information provided by the RCMP states that at about 11:35 p.m. on February 4, 2023, police responded to a reported disturbance at a residence on McGill Road.
When police arrived, they located a woman who was reported to have been involved in the disturbance nearby. The woman was arrested and lodged in Kamloops RCMP detachment cells.
In the morning on February 5, the woman complained of an injury. She was released and transported to a local hospital where it was determined that she had suffered a serious injury.
The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm when the injury occurred and what role, if any, police may have played in that injury.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage 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.