B.C.’s civilian police watchdog has been notified after a man was found dead after being released from police custody.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) says the man was in the custody of University RCMP until about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
He was later found dead near the Lions Gate Bridge, the IIO said.
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The IIO says it will now investigate to determine whether the death was related to actions or inaction of the officers involved.
The IIO’s mandate is to investigate all officer-related incidents that result in death or serious injury to a member of the public.