IIO is Investigating an Incident in Squamish (2021-055)

Case: 2021-055 Incident Date: March 9, 2021 Agency: RCMP Location: Squamish Detachment: Squamish 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 Squamish.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on March 9, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Stawamus Road. While police were at the residence, a woman sustained an injury.

Emergency Health Services were called and transported the woman to a hospital for treatment.

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

The IIO is asking any person who saw, heard or recorded 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.

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.

If you are in crisis, help is available:

info@iiobc.ca

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