IIO seeks witnesses to police incident in Victoria

IIO seeks witnesses to police incident in Victoria

The independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia is seeking witnesses to an incident in Victoria earlier this month that resulted in a woman being seriously injured.

According to the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), Victoria Police responded to a call about a woman yelling near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue at around 7:05 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Very few details about the incident were released but according to information provided to the IIO by the Victoria Police Department, once officers arrived, they discovered that the woman had a weapon and following negotiation attempts, she was taken into custody at about 10:15 p.m.

The woman was also transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the IIO was notified of the incident shortly afterwards.

As a result of the incident, the IIO is asking anyone with relevant information, dashcam or other video footage of the incident to contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on iiobc.ca.


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