VPD clears Surrey RCMP of in-custody death

Victor Bikermanjit Singh Kooner died on June 22, 2010.

The Surrey RCMP are not responsible for an in-custody death of a man more than a year ago, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has found.

Vancouver police have concluded a year-long investigation into the death of Victor Bikermanjit Singh Kooner.

Just before 11 p.m. on June 22, 2010, police were called to an area near 88 Avenue and 160 Street after reports of a man running in and out of traffic.

Officers found Kooner behaving erratically and apprehended him.

“An ambulance was called but Mr. Kooner went into medical distress before the ambulance arrived,” the VPD wrote in a release. “He died despite the efforts of officers and paramedics.”

The RCMP requested an independent investigation by the Vancouver police.

“After a thorough and lengthy investigation, Vancouver Police Major Crime detectives concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed by any member of the RCMP in relation to this incident and the file was not forwarded to Crown Counsel,” the VPD said. “The final report has been submitted to the B.C. Coroners Service and the RCMP.”

A Coroner’s Inquest has also been scheduled into the in-custody death.

@diakiw

 

Just Posted

City, RCMP tackling “distressed” Surrey properties

The idea is to improve public safety and social concerns in Surrey’s neighbourhoods

White Rock restaurant serving up support for youth mental health

June 25 fundraiser at Uli’s organized in honour of the late Anthony Bourdain

Annual party at Science World helps fund Surrey student field trips there

Video by Newton-area student Ali Naqib shows him and classmates at 30-year-old Vancouver landmark

Surrey RCMP searching for missing 15-year-old Aboriginal girl

Police say Megan Hindmarch was last seen in the 12400-block of 97B Street at 8 p.m. on June 18

OUR VIEW: Silos won’t solve overcrowding in Surrey’s schools

It’s going to take a concerted team effort from all levels of government to improve this situation

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades

B.C. sculptor depicts epic eagle battle in latest piece that took 2,500 hours

Clasped in one of the raptor’s talons is each one’s desire: a living venomous diamondback rattlesnake

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Commercial fishers in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC reports 24 work-related deaths in the commercial fishing industry between 2007 and 2018

Most Read

l -->