IIO investigating incident in Burns Lake

Police watchdog called in

B.C.'s civilian based police watchdog is investigating a police-involved injury in Burns Lake.

The action stems from a call to a disturbance on Thursday evening in the community of 1,880 people 226 kilometres west of Prince George.

B.C. RCMP said police used "physical control" when a woman resisted arrest at the home and at the detachment before she was lodged in a cell.

Early the next morning, the woman complained of an injury and ambulance personnel transported her to hospital where it was determined that she had a broken leg.

The Independent Investigations Office was subsequently notified and is now investigating.


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