The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after a woman complained her leg was injured by Nanaimo RCMP officers while she was being apprehended in mid March. (Black Press file photo)

Woman’s complaint that she was injured during her arrest in Nanaimo under investigation

Independent Investigations Office of B.C. looking for witnesses to alleged ‘serious harm’

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating a complaint by a woman who says she was injured during her arrest in Nanaimo several weeks ago.

According to the IIO, based on information from the RCMP, the complaint originates from an arrest March 18. Police were called to the 2300 block of Rosstown Road to help deal with a woman who was reported to be agitated and uttering threats at the mental health housing there.

Officers apprehended the woman under the Mental Health Act and took her to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

The woman reported on April 30 an injury to her leg that she indicated happened when she was apprehended the previous month.

According to a press release issued Monday, May 11, the IIO will investigated to determine what role, if any, the officers’ actions or inaction might have played in the “serious harm” of the female.

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

READ ALSO: Investigators forward report to Crown for possible charges against Nanaimo RCMP officer



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