Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Chief Civilian Director (CCD) of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has reached a decision regarding an incident that occurred in Lake Country on September 11, 2020, involving an incident where police stopped a blue 2012 Mazda 3 on Highway 97 near Lodge Road. An interaction occurred during the traffic stop which resulted in the driver sustaining a serious injury.
The CCD has reviewed the evidence, including statements from an independent witness, the affected person, and police members involved, medical records, video sources, and police records, and determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer has committed an offence. Accordingly, the matter will not be referred to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges. The IIO investigation is now concluded.
Due to concurrent court proceedings related to this incident, the IIO will not be issuing its usual public report until the conclusion of that court process.
As the matter is before the courts, the IIO will not comment further.
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.