IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2022-154)

Case: 2022-154 Incident Date: July 2, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident that resulted in serious injuries to one man.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department states that at about 12:35 a.m. on July 2, 2022, police responded to a report of a man swinging an object at passers-by in the 300-block of East Hastings.

It is reported that there was an interaction during the arrest, and the man suffered a serious but not life-threatening injury.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage of the incident to please contact the IIO investigator at 604-992-9323 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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