IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2021-041)

Case: 2021-041 Incident Date: August 27, 2020 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department 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 Vancouver.

On August 27, 2020, an interaction occurred while members of the Vancouver Police Department were taking a man into custody. The man was subsequently transported to a local area hospital.

On February 19, 2021, the IIO became aware that the man may have sustained serious injury and an investigation was commenced.


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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