BC RCMP notify the IIO BC of an incident in Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek

2021-09-13 12:41 PDT

File # 2021-6251

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Dawson Creek resulting in injury to one woman.

Just after 9:00 a.m. on September 11, frontline officers from the Dawson Creek were called to the 1200-block of 103 Avenue, for a report of a woman that was allegedly carrying weapons and smashing vehicle windows.

Officers located the woman and placed her under arrest. While attempting to take the woman into custody an interaction occurred between the officers and the woman, resulting in serious injury to the woman. She was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the woman’s injuries.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

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



Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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