IIO Update: February 21 – March 28
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Web Posting
March 28, 2014
New Investigations – Jurisdiction Sustained
On November 7, 2013, an adult male sustained serious injuries to his arm while being taken into the custody of the Vancouver Police Department. He was transported to hospital and treated for his injuries. The incident was not immediately reported to the IIO, but the IIO was notified by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner on March 6, 2014.
On January 26, an adult female in Elk Valley sustained serious injuries when her vehicle was struck by a vehicle that had allegedly fled from the RCMP. The affected person was immediately transported to hospital for treatment. The incident was reported to the IIO on the same day.
On March 5, an adult male in Vancouver sustained serious injuries after a scooter he was operating was allegedly struck by a police vehicle. He was transported to hospital and treated for his injuries. The incident was not immediately reported to the IIO, but the IIO was notified by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner on March 20, 2014.
On March 21, an adult male experienced medical distress while in the custody of RCMP in Princeton. The affected person was transported to hospital and treated for his illness. He recovered and discharged himself from hospital shortly thereafter The incident was reported to the IIO without delay.
Investigations into all of these incidents are presently underway. The involved police agencies remain responsible for any parallel investigations into the alleged actions of the affected persons.
The IIO issued three public reports, into incidents involving the Vancouver PD, the Victoria PD and the RCMP.