BC RCMP notify IIO BC of Clinton Incident


2020-02-27 16:13 PST

RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Clinton which has resulted in injuries to one man.

On February 23, just before 5 p.m. frontline Clinton RCMP officers responded to a retail store in 70 Mile House for a report of three individuals, associated to a pick-up truck were acting suspiciously and were possibly impaired. A responding officer located and attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the pick-up truck at which point the driver allegedly failed to stop.

The investigating officer received updated information that the pick-up and individuals had been located outside of a seasonal property residence in Watch Lake. Additional officers, including a police service dog were called to assist. A woman and man were located and arrested outside a nearby residence. The man was injured as a result of contact made by the police dog and has since been treated in hospital for injuries sustained. A second woman was arrested attempting to leave the area.

Frontline Clinton RCMP officers are continuing to investigate criminal allegations, including failing to stop for police, while IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries. 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 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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