IIO is Seeking Witnesses to an Incident in Vancouver (2020-232)

Case: 2020-232 Incident Date: September 20, 2020 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - No charges approved by Crown Counsel

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is seeking witnesses to an incident in Vancouver.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department indicates that on September 20, 2020 at approximately 2:35 a.m., police attended a call in the 1400-block of East 13th Avenue regarding a man lying under a parked vehicle. When officers arrived on scene, the man reportedly attempted to leave the scene on a bicycle. Officers pursued on foot and a short distance later, the man was arrested with the assistance of a police service dog.

Emergency Health Services (EHS) were called and transported the man to a local area hospital as he had sustained serious injuries during his arrest.

The IIO is asking any person who saw, heard or recorded the incident to 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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