The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) is investigating an February 28 arrest where the suspect apparently suffered a broken arm.
According to the IIO, RCMP report that on February 28, at approximately 11:50 a.m. an officer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle at Fifth Avenue, near Ruggles Street. According to the RCMP, the man’s vehicle was involved in a collision with the marked police vehicle and the driver attempted to flee on foot. The officer was able to apprehend the male and arrest him.
Shortly after the arrest, the man complained of pain and following a hospital visit, it was reported that the male had a fractured arm.
The IIO was notified at the time by the RCMP and is continuing an investigation in order to determine if there is a connection between the injuries and the officer’s actions or inactions.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.