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The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating an incident that occurred in Nanaimo on Tuesday.

At approximately 6 p.m. on March 29th, police attempted to apprehend a woman at the Port Place Shopping Centre to return her to a residential facility. 

According to a report by the IIO, after an interaction while the woman was being taken into custody, she was transported to a nearby hospital.

Later that evening, the RCMP became aware the woman had suffered a serious injury and notified the IIO shortly after. 

The IIO then began an investigation to determine what role, if any, police’s actions or inactions played in the injuries the woman sustained. 

Anyone with relevant information regarding the incident is asked to contact the witness line at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form here.

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