BC RCMP advise IIO BC of incident in Campbell River

B.C., Campbell River

2022-06-24 13:46 PDT

 The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Campbell River where one man has died.

On June 23, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Campbell River RCMP arrested a man for breach of probation and was held in custody at the Campbell River RCMP detachment.

At 11 p.m. an on-duty guard found the man unresponsive and in medical distress. Officers provided first aid until Emergency Health Services arrived and took over. He was transported to hospital but later died.

The IIO BC has been notified and will be investigating the incident in an effort to determine whether police actions contributed to his death. 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 .

Released by:

Dawn Roberts
Director, BC RCMP Communication Services

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