NEWS RELEASE · 23rd April 2012
On April 21, 2012 at approximately 18:00 hrs, Terrace RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible Impaired Driver.
RCMP members arrested a 47 year old male suspect who was taken into police custody.
While in police custody the male was injured and after being taken to the local hospital three times during the night, he was subsequently taken to the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminister B.C. for medical care.
Terrace RCMP have requested that an independent investigation be conducted by the New Westminister Police Service.
All in car and cell block video has been secured for the independent investigation.
"As this incident involved members of the Terrace RCMP, to maintain public confidence I have requested an independent external agency conduct an investigation into the events. Sunday evening members from the New Westminster Police Service arrived in Terrace and began their investigation, of which the RCMP are fully cooperating.
"I am confident the community will continue to have trust in the RCMP", states Inspector Dana Hart, officer in charge Terrace Detachment.