IIO is Investigating an Incident in West Vancouver (2021-084)

Case: 2021-084 Incident Date: April 5, 2021 Agency: Municipal Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Location: West Vancouver 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 West Vancouver.

Information provided by the West Vancouver Police Department indicates that on April 5, 2021 at approximately 3:40 a.m., a police service dog handled by a member of the Vancouver Police Department was used to track a man as part of an ongoing investigation. The man was located in the 6100-block of Marine Drive and sustained a serious dog bite injury.

The man was transported to a 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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