IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2021-074)

Case: 2021-074 Incident Date: March 25, 2021 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.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department indicates that on March 25, 2021 at approximately 3:20 a.m., police attempted to stop a motorcyclist who reportedly left on foot near East 33rd Avenue and Knight Street.

A police service dog was used to assist in the arrest, and the man sustained a serious dog bite injury when he was located near the intersection of East 31st Avenue and Dumfries Street. Emergency Health Services were called and transported the man to a local hospital for treatment.

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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