IIO Update October 22, 2015

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release


This update includes those new cases under investigation (where serious harm/death and nexus has been confirmed); those cases under preliminary investigation (where serious harm or nexus remains unconfirmed); and updates to those cases where jurisdiction has been released.

 The Chief Civilian Director will sustain jurisdiction if serious harm/death AND a nexus or relationship between the injury and an officer’s action are confirmed.

If the preliminary investigation does not establish serious harm and nexus, the Chief Civilian Director will release all jurisdiction.


Preliminary investigations: pending jurisdiction decisions

These are cases where the IIO has been notified by the police and are still under preliminary investigation.

IIO 15-083 Surrey RCMP (serious harm)

IIO 15-088 Prince George RCMP (serious harm)

IIO 15-102 Prince George RCMP (serious harm)


Jurisdiction released

These are cases where the Acting Chief Civilian Director has released jurisdiction in the absence of a nexus or serious harm.

IIO 15-142 Lillooet RCMP (no nexus)

IIO 15-139 New Westminster Police Department (no nexus)


Reports to the Criminal Justice Branch

These are cases where the Acting Chief Civilian Director found that an offence may have been committed and as a result he is obliged under the Police Act to refer the file to the Criminal Justice Branch.

IIO 14-162 Vancouver Police Department (serious harm)


Cases with the Criminal Justice Branch

In each of these cases CJB has concluded that the available evidence does not meet the required threshold to approve or proceed with charges. A Clear Statement explaining these decisions in greater detail is attached.

IIO 14-168 New Westminster Police Department and Coquitlam RCMP (no charge approved)

IIO 12-099 Cranbrook RCMP (stay of proceedings)


Marten Youssef

Manager, Strategic Communications


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