BC RCMP notify IIO BC of an incident in Langley

B.C., Langley

2019-10-23 11:29 PDT

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in which a man in Langley died.

Just after 3:00 a.m. on October 23, 2019, the Langley Operational Call Centre received an abandoned 9-1-1 call. Attempts to contact the number were unsuccessful and Langley RCMP officers were sent to the location, near the area of 208A St and 72 Ave, from which the call originated.

When officers arrived they located one man outside who was believed to under the influence of drug and police called EHS for assistance. While attempting to take the man into custody a physical altercation ensued. After the arrest, the officers noticed that the man was losing consciousness and requested that Emergency Health Services attend. Before EHS arrived officers administered medical assistance and continued CPR until the Fire Department and EHS arrived at the scene. They continued medical assistance, but the man was later pronounced deceased.

The IIO BC is now investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s 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 and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit it’s website at www.iiobc.ca .

Released by:

Dawn Roberts
Director, BC RCMP Communications


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