BC RCMP Notify IIO BC of Surrey Incident


2019-03-18 16:55 PDT

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Surrey which has resulted in injury.

At 4:30 p.m. on March 17, 2019 Surrey RCMP officers attended a pre-planned prayer vigil being held in the 13400-block of 104 Avenue, Surrey, when they observed a man acting suspiciously and disturbing the peace. He was allegedly yelling racial slurs and taking photos of police vehicles and the crowd.

The man was arrested and while officers attempted to take him into custody, he was injured. He was transported to a local area hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

The IIO BC is now 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 their website at www.iiobc.ca

Released by

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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