Two Nelson RCMP officers are facing an Independent Investigations Office review of an arrest Wednesday. File photo

Two Nelson RCMP officers are facing an Independent Investigations Office review of an arrest Wednesday. File photo

Two Nelson RCMP officers under investigation for man’s injury during arrest

The officers were responding to a call about an intoxicated man

Two Nelson RCMP officers are facing an investigating after a man was injured while being taken into custody Wednesday evening.

According to an RCMP release Thursday, Nelson RCMP responded to a 911 call at a residence on the 1400 block of Ash Street where an intoxicated man was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave.

The man was outside when an officer arrive, and a struggle ensued when he resisted being taken into custody.

A second officer assisted, after which the man was arrested and transported to hospital for assessment of injuries.

Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia, a provincial civilian agency that investigates incidents in which a person is killed or injured by a police officer, is now looking at whether police actions are linked to the man’s injuries.

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