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 April 19, 2021 a man was arrested and transported to VPD cells. At approximately 6:25 p.m., while the man was being lodged in his cell, he sustained a serious injury and required transport to a hospital for treatment.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information, particularly anyone who was lodged in nearby cells and may have seen or heard 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.