IIO Called In To Investigate Police Taser Incident In Chilliwack

Chilliwack/ Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed investigators over a taser incident in Chilliwack.

Initial information provided to the IIO by the RCMP suggests that this past Sunday afternoon (May 6), officers were responding to reports of a dispute involving a stolen vehicle in the 9400 block of Paula Crescent in Chilliwack.

During police interaction with a female, a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) or taser was deployed and she subsequently fell down some steps. Emergency Health Services (EHS) was called immediately and the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

IIO investigators are currently conducting tasks related to this incident including obtaining physical evidence, designating and interviewing officers, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing medical records.

If you witnessed this incident, you’re asked to contact the IIO BC at 1-855-446-8477.

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