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Prince George RCMP officer cleared of wrong-doing in IIO investigation

Suspect’s injuries from September railyard arrest determined to be minor

B.C.’s police watchdog has closed its case of a Prince George RCMP officer stemming from an incident in a local railyard in September.

According to the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), an officer has been cleared of any wrong-doing after being looked into for what was initially reported as serious but non-life threatening injuries sustained to a male suspect who tried to flee from police on a bike.

In a release, the Chief Civilian Director concluded the injuries were minor as the suspect did not need more treatment, and they ‘did not meet the definition of serious harm as defined in the Police Act.’

Before Noon on Sept. 12, the cyclist went into the CN railyard as RCMP attempted to stop and arrest him after witnessing an alleged drug transaction.

He was taken to hospital once caught and the IIO asked for his medical records as part of its investigation.

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