IIO Update December 8, 2014
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
On June 28, 2014, police in Vernon were responding to a complaint of a suspicious male. The male affected person was located however reportedly fled from police. Shortly thereafter, the affected person was involved in a MVI with an unrelated vehicle. He alleged he sustained a serious injury as a result of his interaction with police. The IIO conducted a preliminary investigation however has determined that there was no relationship (or nexus) between the injury and an officer’s actions. As such, the Chief Civilian Director has released jurisdiction over this file and has no further interest.
On December 3, 2014, the IIO initiated a preliminary investigation into the injury sustained by the affected person allegedly involved in the shooting of a Kamloops police officer. The preliminary investigation confirmed that the injury sustained did not meet the definition of serious harm, and as such, the Chief Civilian Director has released all jurisdiction back to the RCMP.
The Chief Civilian Director has released the following five public reports. In all cases, he found that no officer committed an offence.
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