IIO is Seeking Witnesses to an Arrest in Vancouver Where One Man was Injured (2024-155)

Case: 2024-155 Incident Date: July 10, 2024 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 (IIO) of BC is investigating an arrest in Vancouver where one man sustained a serious injury.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) states that at about 12:40 a.m. today (July 10, 2024), two uniformed VPD officers arrested a man on the southeast corner of the intersection of Water and Abbott streets.

The man was injured while being taken into custody and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what happened during the arrest, how the injury occurred, and whether police actions were necessary, reasonable, and proportionate in the circumstances.

The IIO is asking any person who saw the arrest or who has video footage 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.


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