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.