IIO is Investigating an Incident in Kitimat (2023-084)Case: 2023-084 Incident Date: March 26, 2023 Location: Kitimat Detachment: Kitimat Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Kitimat that resulted in one woman sustaining a serious injury.
Information provided by the RCMP states that at about 2:35 a.m. on March 26, 2023, police responded to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 1300-block of Tweedsmuir Avenue. One woman was arrested at the residence, and it is reported she sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury to an extremity while being taken into custody.
The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of what occurred during the arrest.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage 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.
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.