PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Before we get to this new IIO BC story on Prince George, we’d like to update on an IIO BC investigation that began on Feb 28, 2019…
A male suspect crashed into a marked police cruiser on 5th Ave and attempted to flee with an officer chasing right after. The male suspect was arrested but complained about pain and was taken to hospital for treatment. The male had fractured his arm and it was a pre-existing injury, therefore the IIO has closed that case and the officer is cleared.
Below is a new IIO BC investigation for Prince George.
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been notified of a police-involved incident in Prince George.
RCMP reported that on May 11, 2019, at approximately 8:30 PM, an officer observed a cyclist weaving between lanes and not wearing a helmet near 5th Avenue and Ewart Street.
The officer stopped the cyclist to issue a violation ticket and subsequently attempted to arrest the male for unrelated offences on Alward Street.
The male allegedly resisted arrest before being taken into custody. While being detained in cells he complained of pain. The following day the male 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.
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