IIO Seeks Witnesses to Police Incident
Initially, police were called to the area of the 10th Avenue Liquor store on the night of July 18th, to investigate a report of a man “casing vehicles”. along West Central Street.
According to police, when they tried to take the man into custody, there was a struggle and officers used pepper spray to subdue him. The man went into medical distress, and died in hospital a couple of hours later.
The Independent Investigations Office deployed investigators to Prince George to examine this incident which was now, an in custody death.
The IIO has identified the following potential witnesses, who may be able to provide valuable information to the investigation.
- Driver and or occupants of a possibly white tractor trailer unit (tractor only) which was parked in the lot between the 10th Ave liquor store and the Triple O’s restaurant at the time of the incident and left shortly after 11 p.m.
- Driver and or occupants (three women) of a dark coloured vehicle similar to a PT Cruiser who were initially stopped in front of the 10th Ave liquor store at the time of the incident and left shortly after speaking to a lone man who had a cell phone in his hand.
- Driver and or occupants of a light coloured sedan style vehicle which stopped on 10th Ave between the liquor store and the MLA office for several minutes during the time of the incident.
The IIO is asking for these witnesses and any others who may have seen, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477