IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2022-019)

Case: 2022-019 Incident Date: February 8, 2022 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 at approximately 3:20 a.m. on February 8, 2022, officers conducting an unrelated traffic stop were reportedly approached by a man in the 100 block of East Pender Street.

The man was arrested following an interaction and sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries while being taken into custody. He was taken 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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