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IIO investigating police stop in Castlegar that led to potentially life-threatening injuries

 The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an incident in Castlegar.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on June 12, 2021 at approximately 11:40 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop of an electric scooter in the 1400-block of Columbia Avenue. The female rider was noted to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest, and when the officer attempted to take the woman into custody, an interaction occurred. The woman sustained a potentially life-threatening injury that was reportedly self-inflicted.

The IIO will investigate to determine the cause of the woman’s injury and what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the incident.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.