BC RCMP notified IIO BC of an incident in Burnaby

B.C., Burnaby

2022-12-16 15:23 PST

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of an incident in
Burnaby where one man has died.

On December 16, 2022, at approximately 5:57 a.m., Burnaby RCMP responded to a call from Emergency

Health Services regarding an overdosing man who had reportedly been in a physical altercation with an
employee at a local business.

When the man was being apprehended he began to show signs of medical distress. Emergency Health
Services and Advance Life Support attempted to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the man’s death. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent
investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by:
Staff Sergeant Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer, Communication Services
RCMP E Division HQ / Government of Canada

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