IIO Seeking Witnesses to Injury Following Arrest in Delta (2023-321)

Case: 2023-321 Incident Date: October 29, 2023 Location: Delta Detachment: Delta Police Department Agency: Municipal Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is looking for witnesses to an arrest in Delta that led to one man suffering serious harm on October 29, 2023.

At approximately 11:46 a.m., police responded to a call of an unwanted person at a private residence in the area of 64th Ave and 120th St.

Officers located the affected person nearby and attempted to arrest the man for trespassing. During the interaction, the man suffered a serious injury.

He was apprehended and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified of the incident the following day and has now commenced an investigation. Initial steps will seek to confirm the details of the arrest itself, and whether any force used during the interaction was reasonable, necessary, and justified under the circumstances.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.


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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