BC RCMP notify IIO BC of injury to man in Surrey incident

THE BC RCMP announced on Monday that they have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which has resulted in injury to a man.

Just before 10 p.m. on November 8, Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 12700-block of 104th Avenue after a female caller reported she had been assaulted by a man who was known to her. While officers were en route to the location of the call, the complainant reported the man had left the residence. An officer located the man in his vehicle nearby and advised him he was under arrest for assault. After a brief struggle the man was taken into custody.

Once in custody, the man complained of injury. He was taken to a local area hospital where he was assessed and released back into police custody. On the morning November 9, the man was released from police custody and based on the medical information available at the time, his injuries did not meet the threshold for reporting to the IIO BC.  

On November 14, Surrey RCMP learned the man was complaining of injuries that would meet the threshold for notification to the IIO BC.

The IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, the RCMP said no further information will be released by them.

For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.