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IIO investigating arrest of cyclist in Prince George

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an recent arrest in the city which apparently resulted in the suspect being injured.

RCMP reported that on May 11, at approximately 8:30 p.m., an officer observed a cyclist weaving between lanes and not wearing a helmet near Fifth Avenue and Ewart Street, according to a statement from the Independent Investigations Office.

The officer stopped the cyclist to issue a violation ticket and subsequently attempted to arrest the man for unrelated offences on Alward Street.

The man allegedly resisted arrest before being taken into custody. While being detained in cells he complained of pain. The following day the man was taken to hospital and it was determined he had suffered serious injuries.

The IIO is asking anyone who saw, heard or may have dash cam footage of either incident to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

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.

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