Police watchdog drops probe into man’s death in Abbotsford
B.C.’s police watchdog has launched an investigation to determine if police action led to the death of a man in Abbotsford. (CTV)
Darcy Matheson, CTV Vancouver
Published Monday, May 2, 2016 9:56AM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:48PM PDT
B.C.’s police watchdog is no longer investigating the death of a man in Abbotsford over the weekend.
On Tuesday, the Independent Investigations Office said it’s found no connection between the death and the actions or inaction of police.
Officers found the 54-year-old victim after responding to a call about a fight on South Fraser Highway on Sunday night. Police said the man was unconscious when they got there, and officers tried to perform CPR on him before paramedics arrived.
He was rushed to hospital but died shortly after.
The same day the IIO released jurisdiction over the case, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said it was launching a probe into what happened.
IHIT described the man’s death as “suspicious,” but didn’t release any further details.