IIO Notified of Incident in Vancouver (2019-103)

Case: 2019-103 Incident Date: May 23, 2019 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department 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 motor vehicle incident in Vancouver.

The Office of Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) notified the IIO that on May 23, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a Vancouver Police officer attempted a traffic stop on a motorcyclist on Granville Street.

Shortly afterwards the male motorcyclist drove through the intersection at West King Edward and Granville Street before falling off the bike.

The male was taken into custody and complained of pain before being transported to hospital where it was determined he had sustained serious injuries.

The IIO is asking anyone who witnessed the incident 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.

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