The civilian-led body investigates after a Salt Spring RCMP officer performed CPR. The officer performed CPR to an unresponsive man and he was later declared dead.
The Independent Investigations Office is investigating after Abbotsford police officers performed CPR to an unconscious man who did not survive.
The Abbotsford Police
Department responded to a call regarding a fight at a business in the 32900
block of South Fraser Way. Upon arrival, the officers found an unconscious 54-year
old man on the ground outside the store. The officers started CPR when they did
not detect a pulse. When the firefighters and ambulance personnel arrived, they
took over to assist the man. He was transported to a healthcare facility but
declared dead at around 9:16 PM.
This is the second case
in 2 weeks the IIO were called in after an officer administered CPR. The Salt
Spring RCMP were called to a fight on Richard Flack Road.
The officers found an
unresponsive 36-year old man. There were 2 other men who were performing CPR. The
RCMP officer continued the CPR until the arrival of the emergency health
services but the man could not be revived and declared dead later in a healthcare
In both cases, the IIO
is investigating if there is any link between the actions of the police and the
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