Monday, March 27, 2017

Police involved incident in Prince Rupert to be reviewed by Independent Investigation Office

One of a number of photos posted
to Facebook over the weekend
related to a struck pedestrian incident

A Saturday night incident in the downtown core involving a member of the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP will see a case file handed over to the province's Independent Investigation Office for further review.

The circumstances from Saturday which involved an RCMP vehicle and a pedestrian, became a much discussed item on social media through the weekend.

The injuries to the pedestrian took place in the area of Second Avenue West and Eighth street.

Photos posted to a number of Facebook accounts provide images of emergency service personnel attending to the pedestrian, who witnesses say had been struck in the crosswalk in the 800 block of Second Avenue West.

As part of their coverage of the incident, The Northern View has reported that the pedestrian was transported to Kitimat General Hospital, after no surgeon was available locally, the patient is expected to be released from hospital within the next few days.

The Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP has not as of yet provided any details of the incident through their online information service

The Independent Investigations Office will review the incident to decide if the injuries that were suffered by the pedestrian meet their threshold of serious harm and whether further investigation by their office may be required in relation to the case.

An investigation file has not been posted to the IIO website to this point.

The full review of the incident from local media sources can be reviewed below:

Pedestrian hit at Prince Rupert crosswalk opens questions about lighting (audio)
RCMP vehicle involved in struck pedestrian accident
Independent Investigation Office reviewing incident in Prince Rupert

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