Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Maple Ridge.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on October 5, 2020 at approximately 12:00 a.m., an officer responded to a call regarding a man believed to be trespassing in the 12000-block of York Street. The officer who attended the residence observed the man pushing a motorcycle from the house in question and briefly spoke to the man before he rode away.
About 15 minutes later, a motorcycle went off the road on the Golden Ears Bridge on ramp at Lougheed Highway. The rider sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The IIO is investigating to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions or inaction may have played in the man’s injuries.
The IIO is asking any person who saw, heard or recorded the arrest of the man 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.