IIO Seeks Witnesses to Lower Mainland Incident (2020-042)

Case: 2020-042 Incident Date: February 26, 2020 Location: Abbotsford Detachment: Abbotsford Police Department Agency: Municipal Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking witnesses to a police-involved incident that spanned multiple police jurisdictions.

RCMP reported that on February 26, 2020, just after 1:00 p.m., officers attempted to arrest a male near the Bradner Rest Stop in Abbotsford in relation to outstanding warrants.

The male fled in his vehicle and was later arrested around 2:00 p.m., on Highway 1 near the Capilano Bridge in West Vancouver.

The IIO is asking that any drivers or pedestrians who may have witnessed this arrest or has video footage is asked to contact the IIO Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477.

Background

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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