IIO is Investigating Incident Involving One Man While Being Arrested by Vancouver Police (2024-046)

Case: 2024-046 Incident Date: February 29, 2024 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating the arrest of one man by members of the Vancouver Police Department on February 29, 2024.

Information provided by the VPD states that about 9:51 p.m., officers responded to a call about a man damaging vehicles in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Alberni Street.

Officers located the affected person and there was an interaction as they attempted to arrest the man. The AP was assessed by Emergency Health Services and transported to VPD cells where he later lost consciousness.

The AP was later taken to the hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified the next day and has now commenced an investigation.

Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what happened leading up to and during the incident, the extent of the man’s injuries, and what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played.

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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