Weekly Summary as of August 9, 2013
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Web Posting
Aug 9, 2013
Chilliwack RCMP: On the afternoon of August 7, 2013, an off-duty Chilliwack RCMP officer was driving his personal vehicle along Airport Road just east of the RCMP detachment. According to the RCMP, a female operating a scooter-type of vehicle exited a parking lot, crossed two traffic lanes and struck the officer’s vehicle. The female sustained an injury was transported to a local hospital.
Vancouver Police Department: On July 31, 2013, VPD officers responded to a complaint of an aggressive male, who was reportedly in possession of an edged weapon. According to the VPD, the male was struck with a rubber bullet and received a serious hand injury. He was transported to hospital for treatment.
Vancouver Police Department: On July 15, 2013, while investigating a complaint, VPD officers came into contact with an adult male. The male reportedly fled . Shortly thereafter, the male fell from a fence and sustained a serious injury to his leg. He was transported to hospital for medical care.
In the above three cases, the IIO was notified, and investigative staff were deployed to investigate.
Vancouver Police Department: On the evening of May 17, 2013, VPD officers reportedly observed an altercation between a male and a female in the area of Main and Hastings Streets. According to the VPD, the male sustained serious injuries to his shoulder while being taken into custody. The incident was reported to the IIO who initiated a preliminary investigation. Initially, the injuries were not thought to be serious however as additional information was received, the decision to assert jurisdiction was sustained.
On August, 8, the IIO concluded its investigation into a matter involving the VPD and released its findings via Public Report:
Also on August 8, Crown counsel approved criminal charges following an IIO investigation into an incident involving the Cranbrook RCMP.