by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 16 2023
The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Kelowna which has resulted in one man being taken to hospital.
Police said that on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at approximately 4 a.m., Kelowna RCMP, including a member of the Police Dog Service, were following a stolen vehicle with four people inside.
RCMP said that when the vehicle stopped officers activated their lights and sirens and informed them they were under arrest, but the individuals, including one man who was holding what was believed to be a weapon, fled on foot.
RCMP said the police dog was deployed, and made contact with the man resulting in injuries.
RCMP said medical attention was provided at the scene and Emergency Health Services were called and the man was transported to hospital for treatment.
The IIO BC is investigating police actions in the incident. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.
Kelowna RCMP are conducting a parallel investigation into the stolen vehicle.