IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2021-189)

Case: 2021-189 Incident Date: July 17, 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 July 17, 2021, police attended an alleged break in at a residence in the 6200-block of Adera Street. Two men were located at the residence with the assistance of a police service dog and placed under arrest.

Both men sustained dog bite-related injuries and were transported 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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