Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Salmon Arm.
Information provided by the RCMP indicates that at approximately 9:15 p.m. on February 13, 2022, police responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of 27 Street NE. Officers located several people at the residence, and one woman who was reportedly intoxicated was asked to leave.
Police report that when the woman declined to depart, she was placed under arrest and sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury while being taken into custody. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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.