A suspected car thief should have foreseen that he would be tackled by an Abbotsford Police officer when he attempted to avoid being arrested last fall, the public body tasked with investigating B.C. police departments has found.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC announced Thursday that they won’t be recommending charges against APD officers after a suspect sustained serious injuries while being arrested on Oct. 12, 2018.
On that day, police in an unmarked vehicle and a helicopter were watching a stolen truck drive around Abbotsford, apparently trying to “avoid surveillance.” When the male driver parked the truck and walked away, officers pursued the man on foot.
Neither the name of the suspect nor the officer are disclosed in the IIO decision.