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Victoria police officers cleared after woman fell to her death at hotel

Independet Investigations Office releases report into Nov. 3 downtown incident
Victoria police have been cleared in a woman’s death at a local hotel room. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Police Department officers have been cleared in the death of a woman at a downtown hotel late last year.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC concluded its investigation after a women fell to her death.

On November 3, 2023 at about 11:20 a.m., police responded to a 911 call reporting concern for a woman who had climbed over the railing of their ninth floor hotel room in the 500-block of Oswego Street, read a statement by the IIO.

“Police attended with trained negotiators and entered the woman’s hotel room to attempt to communicate with her,” read the statement. “The woman did not respond to police and minutes later she let go of the balcony railing. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The IIO said it has reviewed the evidence – including civilian witness statements, video footage, and police information – and “determined that there is no connection between police actions and the woman’s tragic death.”

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Chris Campbell

About the Author: Chris Campbell

I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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