IIO Update September 19, 2014
New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained
IIO 14-00o162 – Vancouver Police Department
On September 16, 2014, officers from VPD were responding to a complaint of an alleged armed robbery that had reportedly taken place in Richmond earlier that afternoon. Officers located four males in Port Moody who were believed to be the subjects of the earlier complaint. Three of the four males were arrested without serious injury. The fourth affected person sustained a fracture while being taken into custody and was hospitalized for medical treatment. The incident was reported to the IIO the following day.
IIO 14-00o163 – Valemount RCMP
On the evening of September 17, 2014, members of the RCMP Emergency Response Team were involved in responding to a complaint involving two adults in a remote area near Kinbasket Lake.
According to police, gunshots were exchanged resulting in injuries to the two adults. The male did not survive his injuries and died at the scene. The female affected person sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to hospital. The incident was reported to the IIO immediately.
In both 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.
Extension to Civilian Monitor
On Sept. 17, 2014, Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal granted Civilian Monitor Mark Jette, a 30 day extension for delivery of his report into the IIO’s handling of the investigation into the Sept. 10, 2012 death of Gregory Matters.