Police watchdog to investigate Port Moody motorcycle crash

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An attempted traffic stop that ended in a motorcycle crash has prompted an investigation from the B.C. Independent Investigations Office.

According to the account provided by the Port Moody Police Department, an officer tried to stop the motorcyclist at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The motorist did not stop.

Shortly afterward, another officer saw the motorcycle and attempted to block the vehicle near the intersection of Valour and Glenayre drives.


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The motorcycle collided with the police vehicle, resulting in the motorcyclist sustaining a serious but not life-threatening injury, according to police.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital.

Police informed the Independent Investigations Office about the incident.

The civilian oversight agency is charged with determining what level of responsibility – if any – police bear for the incident.

Anyone with information about the case or video footage of the crash is asked to call 1-855-446-8477 or to contact the office online.

The IIO is tasked with investigating all incidents involving police that result in harm whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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