New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained
IIO 14-00130 Vernon RCMP
On June 28, 2014 an adult male was struck by a vehicle while he was allegedly fleeing from a Vernon RCMP officer. At the time of the incident, his injuries were reported to have been minor. On July 7, the affected person alleged that his wrist had been broken in the incident. The RCMP reported the matter to the IIO on July 30.
IIO 14-00134 Chilliwack RCMP
On June 5, 2014, an adult male sustained facial injuries in an incident involving the Chilliwack RCMP. The following day, the affected person was taken to hospital for treatment. The RCMP reported the matter to the IIO without delay.
IIO 14-00145 Vancouver VPD
On August 21, and adult male sustained facial injuries in an incident involving the Richmond RCMP. The affected person was treated in a local hospital, and the RCMP reported the incident to the IIO without delay.
In all three cases, jurisdiction was asserted and sustained. The investigations are ongoing. Where there are concurrent investigations into the actions of the affected persons, the local police agency maintains full jurisdiction. In addition, there have been a number of IIO deployments across the province where preliminary investigations are underway; however the sustained jurisdiction decision remains pending.
On August 27, 2014, Crown Counsel released a Clear Statement involving an IIO incident in Errington: