IIO is Investigating an Incident in Victoria (2022-013)

Case: 2022-013 Incident Date: January 29, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Victoria Detachment: Victoria 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 Victoria.

Information provided by the Victoria Police Department indicates that at approximately 11:40 p.m. on January 29, 2022, officers responded to a report of an alleged robbery at a business near Quadra and Yates streets. When police arrived in the area, a man reportedly matching the provided description was located near the intersection of Quadra Street and Pandora Avenue. A police service dog was used to assist in taking the man into custody, and he sustained a serious but not life-threatening dog bite injury.

Emergency Health Services attended, and the man was transported 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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