The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Submitted photo)

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (Submitted photo)

IIO investigating Nanaimo RCMP after arrest linked to stolen vehicle last year

Man said he sustained serious injuries in September 2019 incident

Police are under investigation for an incident in the south end of Nanaimo last summer, when a man said he suffered serious injuries.

According to a press release from the Independent Investigations Office of B.C., the incident occurred last Sept. 18. Information provided by Nanaimo RCMP on July 29 indicates there was a report of a stolen vehicle from Highview Terrace, near Haliburton Street. The man later told the IIO that he sustained serious injuries, that were not life-threatening, during the arrest.

The IIO says it will examine whether the officer’s actions or inaction played a role in the incident.

Anyone who may have video of, or information about, the incident is asked to call the IIO’s toll-free witness line at 1-855-446-8477. People with information can also contact the IIO at

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