British Columbia’s police watchdog is investigating following the death of a woman in Victoria West over the weekend.
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) said based on initial information provided by Victoria police, on Sept. 29 at 2:17 a.m., officers were called to the Songhees neighbourhood. At around 2:28 a.m., police found a woman near the water.
According to the IIO, a Taser was used by police in an effort to prevent self-harm. Officers then provided immediate medical assistant and Emergency Health Services (EHS) came to the area.
The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries unrelated to the use of the Taser and later died.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is mandated to conduct investigations into officer-related incidents of death or serious harm in order to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence.