Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
May 11, 2013
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an incident in Surrey on May 11, 2013.
According to the Surrey RCMP, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 11, 2013, officers attended the Scott Road SkyTrain Station in response to a report of a male threatening passengers. During a confrontation with police, one adult male was shot. He was transported to hospital for treatment, where he remains at the present time.
The IIO was notified at 7:40 p.m. A team of IIO investigators has been deployed to the scene.
The IIO and the Surrey 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. In particular, the MOU clarifies roles and responsibilities in those cases where there is a concurrent investigation. In this case, the Surrey RCMP will remain responsible for any concurrent investigation involving the actions of the affected person.
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.
Please note that no additional information is available at the present time.
Independent Investigations Office of BC