IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2021-202)

Case: 2021-202 Incident Date: July 23, 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 23, 2021 at approximately 4:25 p.m., police responded to reports of a man reportedly causing a disturbance in the 1300-block of Seymour Street. The man sustained injuries during an interaction that occurred while being placed under arrest.

The IIO was advised of the incident on July 23, 2021 and has commenced an investigation into the incident.

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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