B.C. police watchdog investigating 'interaction' during arrest of suspect in Sicamous - InfoNews

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B.C. police watchdog investigating 'interaction' during arrest of suspect in Sicamous

April 15, 2020 - 5:54 PM

The RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of an incident in Sicamous that resulted in injuries to an officer and one man. 

Shortly before noon on April 14, the Sicamous RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious person on a service road near Sicamous off Highway 97A, according to an RCMP media release.

The vehicle description lead officers to believe the person was a man with known outstanding arrest warrants who had previously failed to stop for police.

When officers located the man they were unable to stop his vehicle. He was located after his vehicle was involved in a collision.

When officers took the man into custody, an interaction occurred between an officer and the man resulting in injuries to both individuals.

Both were transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The man remains in police custody, and the officer is recovering at home.

The Independent Investigations Office is currently investigating the incident to determine whether police actions are linked to the man's injuries. Because the matter is under investigation, no further information will be released by police.

Sicamous RCMP are also investigating the new criminal code and driving infractions.

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