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Independent Investigations Office looking into complaint against Nanaimo RCMP

IIO looking for witnesses to incident last month after woman was injured while being detained
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses to an incident in Nanaimo, May 26, after a woman complained about a serious injury she sustained while being detained by police. (File photo)

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an incident in Nanaimo that resulted in a complaint that a woman was seriously injured while being detained.

According to a press release from the province’s police watchdog, RCMP officers reported responding to a call May 26 from an individual concerned about a woman’s safety and well-being. Officers attended a private residence where police advised the woman that she was being apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

A physical altercation ensued and the woman was transported to hospital. Several days later, police learned that the woman had suffered serious injuries and the IIO was notified.

The IIO is asking that any person who saw, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO toll free at 1-855-446-8477.

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