Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Police watchdog investigate after Duncan RCMP altercation leaves man with broken arm


An incident last Saturday involving an RCMP check stop in Duncan left one man with a broken arm, so the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC.

On December 3rd, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP set up a check stop for impaired drivers on Highway 1 near Green Road in North Cowichan.

Police say at around 10 p.m., a vehicle was stopped and the driver admitted to having consumed alcohol, however,  he would not comply with the officers commands. 

According to police, an altercation occurred between the officer and the driver which ended in the driver’s arm being broken. 

Police say he was transported to hospital following the incident and had to undergo surgery there. 

Given that the driver was injured in a police incident, they automatically open a case to determine if police officers played a role in his injury through actions or inactions.

Curtis Blandy

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