Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been notified of a police-involved incident in Prince George.
RCMP reported that on May 11, 2019, at approximately 20:30 p.m., an officer observed a cyclist weaving between lanes and not wearing a helmet near 5th Avenue and Ewart Street.
The officer stopped the cyclist to issue a violation ticket and subsequently attempted to arrest the male for unrelated offences on Alward Street.
The male allegedly resisted arrest before being taken into custody. While being detained in cells he complained of pain. The following day the male was taken to hospital and it was determined he had suffered serious injuries.
The IIO is asking anyone who saw, heard or may have dash cam footage of either 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.