IIO is Investigating an Incident in Squamish (2020-305)

Case: 2020-305 Incident Date: December 14, 2020 Agency: RCMP Location: Squamish Detachment: Squamish Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

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

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on December 13, 2020 at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of an alleged domestic disturbance at a hotel on Tantalus Road. A man reportedly attempted to flee, and a police service dog was used to locate him at about 12:20 a.m. on December 14.

The man sustained dog bite injuries during his arrest and was assessed by Emergency Health Services on the scene before being transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The IIO is asking 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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