IIO is Seeking Witnesses to an August 2020 Incident in Vancouver (2023-004)

Case: 2023-004 Incident Date: August 13, 2020 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Vancouver where one man sustained serious injuries.

Information provided by the affected person (a man) states that on August 13, 2020, he was driving his grey Honda Civic when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision with a black Ford Flex near the Chinese Consulate in the 3300-block of Granville Street. It is reported that when officers arrived following the collision, there was an interaction while the man was being taken into custody.

At some point that day, the man sustained injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The man reported the incident to the IIO on January 3, 2023, and the IIO undertook investigative steps to confirm that the man’s injuries met the threshold for serious harm, as defined by the Police Act.

In May 2023, the IIO received confirmation that the injuries do rise to the level of serious harm, and further investigation is being undertaken to determine what connection, if any, the injuries may have to police actions or inactions.

The IIO ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision and/or subsequent arrest, or who has video footage of either, to please contact the IIO at our 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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