IIO is Investigating the Circumstances Surrounding an Incident in New Westminster (2022-108)

Case: 2022-108 Incident Date: May 15, 2022 Location: New Westminster Agency: RCMP Detachment: Surrey Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the circumstances surrounding a death in New Westminster.

Information from the RCMP states that shortly after 11:00 a.m. on May 15, 2022, police responded to a call from a bystander concerned for a male pedestrian’s wellness as he reported to be at the railing on the Pattullo Bridge.

It is reported that while officers spoke to the man, he fell from the bridge and is not believed to have survived.

The IIO was notified shortly after the incident occurred and has commenced an investigation.

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.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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