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B.C.'s police watchdog concludes elderly woman hurt in incident with Kamloops RCMP didn't meet 'serious harm' threshold

November 03, 2020 - 1:49 PM

The civilian agency that investigates police in B.C. has concluded the investigation into the injury a Kamloops woman suffered while being disarmed by an RCMP officer because the injury didn't meet the threshold of serious harm.

Kamloops RCMP responded to a request for assistance at around 4:35 p.m. Oct. 14 regarding the behaviour of an elderly woman at a residential building in the 1800 block of Greenfield Avenue, according to an  Independent Investigations Office of B.C.

When officers arrived at the woman’s unit, she answered the door while in possession of a weapon. When the officer took the weapon from her, she was injured and subsequently taken to hospital for treatment.

The IIO's chief civilian director reviewed the medical evidence and found that the woman’s injury did not meet the threshold for serious harm as defined by the Police Act and the investigation was closed.


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