BC RCMP notify the IIO BC of an incident in Vanderhoof


2021-02-15 12:32 PST

File # Vanderhoof 21-447 IIO BC 21-037.

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Vanderhoof that resulted in injury to man.

On February 13, just before 10:30 a.m., frontline officers from the Vanderhoof RCMP were called to a well-being check at a residence in the 1000-block of Kenny Road, Vanderhoof. When officers arrived they located two women and a man inside. The man, was bound by court ordered conditions not to be in contact with the women, and was subsequently arrested. The man reportedly resisted the officer’s attempts to take him into custody and a struggle ensued.

With assistance from the other attending officer, the man was taken into custody and transported to the Vanderhoof RCMP Detachment where he was assessed by BC Emergency Health Services. BC EHS transported him to a local hospital where it was determined he sustained serious injury.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions 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 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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