BC RCMP notify the IIO BC of an incident near Enderby
2021-11-16 09:13 PST
The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident near Enderby after a man was taken to hospital with injuries he sustained while being arrested.
On November 11, 2021, at approximately 11:30 am, Vernon RCMP received a complaint of a man stealing license plates, but he left the scene in a vehicle before police arrived.
The suspect vehicle was later located at a residence outside of Enderby. A perimeter was established and a search was commenced with a police service dog. During the search a man was located and in taking him into custody with the help of the police dog, he suffered a dog bite.
He was transported to hospital for treatment where it was determined he also had an injured arm.
The IIO BC has been notified and will be investigating the incident and the actions of the police officers. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.
Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.
S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
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