IIO is Investigating an Incident in Vanderhoof (2021-037)

Case: 2021-037 Incident Date: February 13, 2021 Agency: RCMP Location: Vanderhoof Detachment: Vanderhoof 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 Vanderhoof.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on February 13, 2021 at approximately 10:20 a.m., police were called to conduct a wellness check at a residence on Kenney Dam Road. When officers arrived, they located several individuals, including a man who they advised was under arrest. He reportedly resisted being taken into custody, and an interaction occurred.

The man was transported to RCMP cells where Emergency Health Services were called and found him to be suffering serious injury. He was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The IIO is asking any person who saw, heard or recorded 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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