IIO investigating after man injured
The Independent Investigations Office has been called in to investigate, after a man suffered a head injury during an arrest in Prince George on Thursday.
According to an RCMP statement, Prince George RCMP plainclothes officers witnessed what they believed to be a drug transaction happening in the 1100-block of Third Avenue.
A uniformed officer who was nearby attempted to arrest a 28-year-old Prince George man, who fled on a bicycle to the rail yard along First Avenue prior to being arrested. One of the officers who witnessed the initial incident attempted to stop the man on his bike, and during the attempt to stop the suspect, he suffered a head injury. The man was take to hospital, and was determined to have serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, the police statement said.
The IIO was called in to investigate whether police action or inaction lead to the man’s injury.