Dawson Creek RCMP being investigated after woman suffers serious injury during arrest
DAWSON CREEK -- DAWSON CREEK -- An investigation is underway after a woman was injured while being arrested in Dawson Creek.
Officers were called to the 1200 block of 103 Avenue, shortly after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, B.C. RCMP said in a statement.
Police responded to a report of a woman who was allegedly carrying weapons, and smashing vehicle windows.
RCMP located the woman and arrested her, although they didn't confirm what, if any, weapons were found.
While attempting to take the woman into custody, an interaction between the woman and officers resulted in serious injury to the woman.
She was sent to hospital with non-life threatening-injuries.
B.C. RCMP later notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC), whose staff is now investigating whether police actions caused the woman's injury.
The IIO is an oversight agency tasked with investigating all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.
As the investigation is now being conducted by the IIO, the B.C. RCMP will not be providing any further information on the case.
The IIO asks of any person with relevant information of the incident, to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477, or via the contact form at http://iiobc.ca