Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Vancouver which resulted in a serious injury to one man.
Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department states that at about 8:45 p.m. on December 6, 2022, officers responded to a request for assistance in the 300-block of Alexander Street related to a man who was alleged to be threatening others with a weapon.
It is reported that the man did not comply with police commands, and he sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury during his arrest.
The IIO has commenced an investigation.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage regarding 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.