IIO is Seeking Witnesses to an Incident in Fort St. John Where One Man Sustained Injuries (2024-065)

Case: 2024-065 Incident Date: March 19, 2024 Detachment: Fort St. John Location: Fort St. John Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating the injuries of one man in an incident in Fort St. John.

Information provided by the RCMP states that at about 5:20 a.m. on March 19, 2024, police responded to a report of a disturbance at a local hotel in the 9500 block of West Alaska Road.

It is reported that when police arrived, they spoke to the man. Police then departed.

At about 6:15 a.m., a second 911 call prompted police to return to the hotel. A man was found to have sustained injuries that appear to have been self-inflicted, and he was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified of the incident shorty after it occurred and commenced an investigation. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm that the man’s injuries meets the threshold of serious harm, as defined by the Police Act, and what role, if any, police actions or inaction may have played.

The IIO is asking any person who saw the man’s interactions with police or has other 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.


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