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 Vancouver.
A male reported to the IIO that on June 09, 2019, at approximately 2:52 p.m., he was walking with a female friend near Strathcona Park, Vancouver.
The male alleges that he had a conversation with a uniformed Vancouver Police Officer in an unmarked SUV. He then alleges there was a further interaction which resulted in the male being tackled to the ground by the officer and arrested. This resulted in the male suffering a serious injury.
The male was transported to cells and assessed before Emergency Health Services (EHS) transported the male to hospital.
The IIO is asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.
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.