IIO is Investigating the Serious Harm of One Man Vancouver (2023-340)

Case: 2023-340 Incident Date: November 23, 2023 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating an incident in Vancouver on November 23, 2023 that resulted in one man sustaining serious injuries.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department states that at approximately 5:23 p.m., officers responded to a call about a potential person in crisis on the Granville Street Bridge. Officers located and spoke with the affected person nearby and concluded there were no safety concerns before leaving the scene.

At around 6:40 p.m., BCEHS called police back to the area due to the same person having fallen from the Bridge and sustaining serious injuries.  The AP was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what happened during the incident, and what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played in the serious harm.

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.


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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