Nelson Police Dept has issued the following details following the arrests of two suspects Friday after the armed robbery of the Nelson and District Credit Union.
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is now involved because of a serious injury to a suspect during a police operation.
From NPD media release –
Officers pursued and located the male suspect (affected person) on a bridge in the Bonnington Dam area. The affected person did not comply with officers’ command to stop and he subsequently jumped over the bridge landing approximately 30-40- feet below. The affected person sustained significant injuries. He was taken into custody and was taken to hospital for treatment.
The RCMP Forensic Identification Unit was also on scene to assist with the follow up investigation. Due to the injuries sustained to the affected person, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) was notified of the incident, and have asserted jurisdiction in the matter, and will be investigating. The Nelson Police Department remains responsible for all concurrent investigations into the actions of the affected person.
The Nelson Police Department (NPD) would like to sincerely thank members of the general public for their diligence in forwarding information which assisted with the arrest of these individuals. NPD would also like to thank the RCMP for their assistance at the scene as well as subsequent follow up investigation.