Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in North Vancouver.
Information reported by the RCMP states that in the evening on March 29, 2022, police received a request to check on the well-being of an elderly man at his apartment in the 1900-block of Marine Drive. It is reported that police determined the man should be apprehended and taken to the hospital, but while walking to the police vehicle the man went into medical distress.
Emergency Health Services attended, but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the death.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information 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.