The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIOBC) is investigating an incident involving Campbell River RCMP after a man was taken to hospital on Sunday.
According toRCMP, officers were called to a noise complaint shortly after midnight on July 26 and confronted three intoxicated people.
Officers say that a man in the group became combative and the situation escalated to a physical altercation.
He was then handcuffed and taken to a cell.
Emergency Health Services were called but police say they would not deal with the man due to his aggressive nature.
Approximately two hours after being taken into custody, the man complained of pain and was taken to a hospital where he was found to have a possible fractured arm.
IIOBC are investigating to determine whether police actions contributed to the man’s injury.
The civilian-run police oversight body is asking that anyone who saw, heard or recorded the incident contact the IIO WItness Line toll free at 1-855-446-8477.
Those wishing to report information online can use the contact form at iiobc.ca.