IIO is Investigating the August 2023 Death of A Man in Burnaby (2023-232)

Case: 2023-232 Incident Date: August 2, 2023 Location: Burnaby Detachment: Burnaby Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the death of one man in Burnaby on August 3, 2023.

Information provided by the RCMP states that officers initially responded to a residence in the Forest Grove area of Burnaby on August 2, 2023 following a call concerned about the wellness of a man. No one was detained at the time.

Officers were again called to same residence the following day (August 3) after a woman reportedly raised safety concerns about a man living there.

Officers responded around 7:40 a.m. that day, later entering the home where they found one man in medical distress and immediately provided first aid. The man was later pronounced deceased.

The IIO was notified of the incident on August 3, 2023 and started an investigation. Initial investigative steps are working to confirm what if any, police actions or inaction played in the man’s death and the day leading up to it.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or 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.


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