B.C.’s police watchdog has been called in after a man was hurt following an arrest in Prince George.
An RCMP officer tried to pull over a vehicle on 5 Avenue, near Ruggles Street, on Feb. 28, according to the Independent Investigations Office in a release on Wednesday.
The RCMP said the vehicle had been in a crash with the marked police car. The driver tried to run off, but the Mounties caught up to him.
“Shortly after the arrest, the male complained of pain and following a hospital visit, it was reported that the male had a fractured arm,” the watchdog said.
Investigators are working to determine if the man’s injuries and the officer’s actions or inactions are linked.