IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vancouver (2023-008)

Case: 2023-008 Incident Date: January 6, 2023 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Vancouver where one person sustained a serious harm.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department states that at about 5:40 p.m. on January 6, 2023, officers checked a vehicle that was reported to be stolen and was parked in the 3200-block of Riverwalk Avenue.

It is reported that a male occupant of the vehicle attempted to leave on foot. He was subsequently taken into custody following an interaction with police.

Vancouver police transported the man to a local hospital for treatment.

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.


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