IIO is Investigating an Incident in Williams Lake (2022-299)

Case: 2022-299 Incident Date: November 15, 2022 Agency: RCMP Detachment: Williams Lake Location: Williams Lake 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 Williams Lake.

Information provided by the RCMP states that on November 13, 2022, a man was arrested and lodged in Williams Lake RCMP cells.

At about 7:35 p.m. on November 15, the man was found to be in medical distress. Emergency Health Services attended and transported the man to a hospital.

The IIO has commenced an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the man’s condition.

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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