IIO Notified of Incident in Surrey (2020-009)

Case: 2020-009 Incident Date: January 10, 2020 Agency: RCMP Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. was notified of a police-involved incident in Surrey.

RCMP reported that on January 10, 2020, just after 9:00 p.m., officers were called to a residence following the report of a disturbance.

A female was arrested and transported to Surrey RCMP cells. On the morning of January 11, 2020, the female was examined and transported to hospital, where it was determined she had injuries.

The IIO was notified and made initial inquiries to confirm that the injuries met the definition of serious harm before informing the public. The investigation will now focus on determining what role, if any, the officers’ actions may have played into the serious harm of the female.

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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