IIO is Investigating an Incident in Surrey (2020-220)

Case: 2020-220 Incident Date: August 29, 2020 Agency: RCMP Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey 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 Surrey.

Information provided by the RCMP on August 29, 2020 indicates that earlier that day at approximately 12:35 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 14300-block of 72A Avenue. The driver, a man, pulled onto a residential driveway exited the vehicle and fled on foot across the property. Officers also exited their vehicles and pursued, quickly catching up to the man. After a brief interaction, the man was arrested and found to have serious injuries.

The IIO will investigate to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions or inaction may have played in the serious harm of the man.

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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