The Independent Investigation Office of BC (IIO) is seeking witnesses to an incident in Victoria earlier this month that left a Victoria woman with serious injuries.
According to the IIO, VicPD officers responded to a call at around 7:05 p.m. on September 9th about a woman yelling near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue.
While the details around the incident are minimal, police reported the woman was in possession of a weapon, and after several hours of negotiations, she was taken into custody at about 10:15 p.m.
The woman was also transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the IIO was notified of the incident shortly afterwards.
An IIO investigation is now underway, as investigators hope to find what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the injuries.
Anyone with with relevant information, dashcam or other video footage of the incident is asked to contact the IIO Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on iiobc.ca.