IIO is Investigating the Death of One Man in Kelowna (2024-023)

Case: 2024-023 Incident Date: January 10, 2024 Location: Kelowna Detachment: Kelowna Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating an incident in Kelowna where one man died.

Information provided by the Kelowna RCMP states that at about 10:02 a.m. on January 10, 2024, an officer responded to a well being check made by a third party at a residential address in the 1900 block of Enterprise Way.

The officer was not able to make contact with the subject of the well being check.

Later that morning, one man was found deceased inside the same residence of what appear to be natural causes.

The IIO was notified on Feb. 2 and has now commenced an initial investigation.

Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what happened leading up to and during the incident, and what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played in the death.

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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