IIO Releases Jurisdiction to Surrey RCMP

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2014 


SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms it has not sustained jurisdiction in the incident involving the Transit Police and will be turning the file over to Surrey RCMP.

On April 27, 2014, Transit Police were involved in an incident near the Gateway Sky Train Station.  Officers were reportedly conducting a routine check of an adult male in the area.   According to police, the male became non-compliant with their directions.  Shots were fired by an officer as the male left the area in a vehicle.

The IIO asserted jurisdiction in the event an affected person was located with serious injuries.  Initial investigative activities were conducted including reviewing video and locating the male who was involved in the incident.

Today, the IIO was able to confirm that no injuries were reported by the male or any other person involved.  As such, jurisdiction will not be sustained and the IIO file will be turned over to the RCMP.

All further enquiries should be directed to:

Surrey RCMP Media Relations

Metro Vancouver Transit Police

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