IIO is Investigating an Incident in Nanaimo (2020-180)

Case: 2020-180 Incident Date: September 18, 2019 Detachment: Nanaimo Location: Nanaimo Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Nanaimo.

Information provided by the RCMP on July 29, 2020 indicates that on September 18, 2019, officers arrested a man alleged to be in a stolen vehicle on Highview Terrace. The man later reported to the IIO that the incident was near Haliburton Street, and he sustained serious but not life-threatening injury during his arrest.

The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, the officer’s actions or inaction may have played in the incident.

The IIO requests that 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.


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