IIO is Investigating an Incident in Victoria (2022-018)

Case: 2022-018 Incident Date: February 6, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Victoria Detachment: Victoria Police Department Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
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 1:25 p.m. on February 6, 2022, police received a call regarding a man in distress at a residential building in the 1900 block of Fort Street.

Officers attended and the man was found dead from injuries that appear to have been self-inflicted.

The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police may have played in the death. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation to determine the circumstances of the death.

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.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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