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Watchdog investigating after man suffers ‘severe hurt’ in B.C. RCMP custody – BC

British Columbia’s civilian police watchdog is investigating after a man suffered “severe hurt” whereas in the custody of North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP practically a yr and a half in the past.

In a Monday media launch, the Independent Investigations Office mentioned RCMP arrested the man on Nov. 20, 2021.

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“It is reported that there was an interplay between the man and police whereas the man was being lodged in cells, and that the man sustained accidents throughout this interplay,” the IIO mentioned.

The man was taken to hospital that night time, and launched from police custody, in response to the IIO.

Nearly a yr later, on Nov. 16, 2022, the man lodged a criticism with the RCMP.

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Mounties notified the IIO on Jan. 5, and preliminary investigative steps have confirmed that the man sustained serious harm, as outlined by the Police Act,” the IIO mentioned.

The IIO’s mandate is to research all offcer-associated incidents that consequence in loss of life or severe hurt, no matter whether or not there may be an allegation of wrongdoing.

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