IIO Update: December 20, 2013 – January 24, 2014

New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained

On the evening of December 19, police officers in Victoria attempted to take an adult male into custody in relation to an outstanding warrant. During the incident, a police dog was deployed. The male affected person sustained serious injuries relating to dog bites and was hospitalized for treatment.

On the morning of January 1, 2014, RCMP officers in New Hazelton took an adult female into custody in relation to an alleged domestic incident. Shortly after her arrest, the female experienced medical distress and was taken to hospital for treatment. The IIO was notified shortly thereafter. An investigation was initiated due to the fact that the affected person was in custody at the time of the medical incident.

On the evening of January 17, 2014, RCMP officers in Surrey attended a residence in response to a request to check the welfare of a male. Upon arrival they encountered an adult male. During the course of their interaction, the male was shot by a police officer. He was taken to the hospital; however, he did not survive his injuries.

In all of these cases, the IIO was notified and the investigations are presently underway. The involved police agencies remain responsible for any parallel investigations into the alleged actions of the affected persons.

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