IIO is Seeking Witnesses to an Incident in Vancouver (2021-290)

Case: 2021-290 Incident Date: October 21, 2021 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

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 October 21, 2021 between approximately 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., police responded to a request for assistance with a woman refusing to leave a business in the 570 block of Davie Street. When police arrived, the woman was alleged to have committed an offence and the officers attempted to take her into custody. A struggle ensued, and the woman sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury.

Emergency Health Services were called and transported the woman to a hospital for treatment.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage 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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