IIO team deployed to motor vehicle incident in Campbell River

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
December 2, 2012 

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that a team of investigators has been deployed to a motor vehicle incident.

At approximately 2:05 a.m. on December 2, 2012, Campbell River RCMP attempted to stop a male who was allegedly operating a motorcycle without a safety helmet, at a high rate of speed.  During the incident, the male lost control of the motorcycle and struck an RCMP vehicle.  He sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

The IIO was notified at 2:55 a.m.  Five IIO investigators have been deployed.  Upon their arrival, they will meet with the designated RCMP liaison officer and conduct preliminary investigative activities.  The Campbell River RCMP will conduct a concurrent investigation into the actions of the motorcycle operator.

The IIO and the Campbell River RCMP will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July, 2012. 

As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and ensure transparency through public reporting.

Media contact:
Owen Court
Independent Investigations Office of B.C.
778 988-1041

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