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.