IIO Notified of Incident in Kamloops (2019-096)

Case: 2019-096 Incident Date: May 18, 2019 Location: Kamloops Detachment: Kamloops Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. has been notified of a police-involved incident in Kamloops.

The RCMP reported that on May 18, 2019, at approximately 8:42 p.m., an RCMP officer saw a motorcycle travelling Westbound on Highway 1 in Kamloops at a high rate of speed. An officer pulled over the male motorcycle rider. It was reported that as the officer exited his vehicle, the male drove off.

Shortly after, it was reported that the male’s motorcycle hit a centre median and went into oncoming traffic (Eastbound on Highway 1).

The male was transported to the Royal Inland Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Anyone who saw, heard or may have dashcam footage of the incident is asked to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

 Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

 

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