IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2021-069)

Case: 2021-069 Incident Date: March 20, 2021 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

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

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) indicates that on March 20, 2021 at approximately 8:40 p.m., an altercation between police and a man occurred outside the VPD jail located on East Cordova Street. As the man may have sustained injuries during the interaction, Emergency Health Services were called, and he was taken to a local hospital for assessment.

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.


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