IIO is Investigating the Death of a Man in Chilliwack (2024-092)

Case: 2024-092 Incident Date: April 22, 2024 Location: Chilliwack Detachment: Chilliwack Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death 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 death of one man while being arrested by members of the RCMP in Chilliwack.

Information provided by the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP states that this afternoon (April 22, 2024), police responded to a report of a fight in the area of Mary Street* and Patten Avenue.

It is reported that a man was arrested by police, then went into medical distress. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has deployed investigators to begin an investigation. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of police actions during the arrest and what role, if any, they may have played in the man’s death.

The IIO is asking any person who has relevant information about the incident to please contact the IIO 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.



*A previous version of this release incorrectly stated the incident occurred near March Street, and has been corrected to Mary Street.

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