BC RCMP notify IIO BC of Kamloops incident

Kamloops City

2020-10-23 13:48 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which has resulted in injury to one woman.

On October 14, 2020 just after 4:30 p.m., front line officers of the Kamloops RCMP were called to a residential facility in the 1800-block of Greenfield Avenue for a report that a woman had threatened a person known to her, and was running up and down the hallways of the building.

When officers arrived and located the woman, she was allegedly in possession of a weapon. In an officer’s attempt to disarm the woman, she was injured. The woman was arrested but subsequently apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to local area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and assessment.

On October 22, 2020, Kamloops RCMP learned the woman’s injuries were considered serious and the IIO BC was notified.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the woman’s injury. 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 its website at www.iiobc.ca


Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

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

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