Watchdog investigates West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Saanich man’s death – Victoria News

The British Columbia Bureau of Independent Investigations is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teenager on November 20.  (File photo by Black Press Media)

The British Columbia Bureau of Independent Investigations is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teenager on November 20. (File photo by Black Press Media)

Watchdog investigates potential role of West Shore RCMP in Saanich man’s death

The man was released by the RCMP 2 hours before the vehicle plunged into the ocean on November 20

The British Columbia Police Watchdog is investigating the role that the actions or inaction of the West Shore RCMP may have had in the death of a Saanich man on November 20.

British Columbia’s Independent Investigations Office (IIO) said RCMP reports indicated that officers arrested the man around 3 p.m. on November 20 before releasing him conditionally at 7 p.m.

About 20 minutes later, the man allegedly violated his terms. West Shore RCMP said officers contacted the man but did not return him to custody at the time.

Just before 9 p.m., a vehicle pulled off the road and threw itself into the ocean at the intersection of Mills Road and West Saanich Road in North Saanich. The driver, who was the sole occupant and the man the RCMP had arrested earlier, has been confirmed dead.

The IOI is investigating how the RCMP’s actions may or may not have contributed to the man’s death.


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