An investigation is underway in Duncan after a man sustained “serious harm” while in police custody last week.
On Friday, November 4th at around 3:45 p.m., a man was arrested reportedly without incident and transferred to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP cells.
Shortly after a video bail hearing the following day, the man was found in medical distress in his cell, according to a media release from the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC, who are investigation the incident.
The IIO, a police oversight body for BC, were called in and are investigating the incident to determine if police action or inaction contributed to the man’s condition.
The IIO are asking any person with relevant information or video footage regarding the incident to them at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.