Watchdog investigating after B.C. cyclist hurt in collision with off-duty Mountie

FILE. The IIO is the Independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. Global News

British Columbia’s civilian police watchdog is investigating after a cyclist was seriously hurt in a collision with an off-duty RCMP officer on Vancouver Island.

The Independent Investigations Office said the crash happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the 2500 block of Millstream Road in Langford.

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The officer was headed southbound in an unmarked police vehicle when the collision happened.

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The IIO said it is now working to confirm the circumstances around the collision and is asking anyone who saw it to contact investigators at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the website.

The IIO’s mandate is to investigate any police-related incident that results in serious injury or death, regardless of whether there is an allegation of wrongdoing.

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