IIO is Investigating an Incident in Prince George (2020-094)

Case: 2020-094 Incident Date: May 19, 2020 Location: Prince George Detachment: Prince George Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

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

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on May 19, 2020 at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a man, the affected person in this case, who was alleged to have been pursuing another person with a weapon in downtown Prince George near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Dominion Street. After being taken into custody, the man was found to have injuries which may have occurred during the arrest. He was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services for assessment.

The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions or inaction may have played into the injuries sustained by the man.

The IIO is asking for any person who saw, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO Witness Line toll free at 1-855-446-8477.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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