Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the serious injuries of one woman in Victoria.
Information provided by the Victoria Police Department states that at about 7:05 p.m. on September 9, 2022, police responded to a call regarding a woman yelling near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue.
It is reported that when officers arrived, the woman had a weapon and following negotiation attempts, she was taken into custody at about 10:15 p.m.
The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information, dashcam or other video footage 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.