Oct 30, 2012 / 4:58 am
Within the space of three hours on Monday evening, BC's newly created independent police watchdog netted two new cases, both in Metro Vancouver.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) says members are now probing a fatal shooting involving a Vancouver police officer confronted by a knife-carrying man in northeast Vancouver.
Police say the officer was investigating reports of windows being smashed at about 8:15 Monday night when the shooting occurred, but few other details have been released.
Just hours earlier, IIO members were called when Langley RCMP officers tried to stop a speeding vehicle in that suburb, but it raced away and collided with another car moments later, killing the second driver.
The driver of the suspect vehicle is under arrest and the Independent Investigations Office says more details about the Langley crash and the Vancouver shooting will be released later today.
Since the office opened its doors in early September, independent civilian investigators have responded to eight cases around British Columbia in which RCMP or municipal police have been involved in incidents involving death or serious injury.
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