Surrey Mounties are investigating the assault of eight Surrey Pretrial correctional officers after an inmate allegedly threw unspecified “bodily material” in their direction on Tuesday afternoon.
“That investigation is still ongoing, our officers are working with the pretrial to get statements from the involved officers that were assaulted,” Const. Sarbjit Sangha told the Now-Leader. “It seems like it’s a bodily material that was thrown in their direction, so when they’re talking about assault it’s not assault like physical injuries but it’s something that was thrown at them.”
Police received the call at 4 p.m., she said.
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General issued a statement Thursday that the officers were “attended to by healthcare and offered support services by the Critical Incident Response Team.
“BC Corrections is conducting an internal investigation into the matter and is in the process of completing an incident investigation in compliance with WorkSafe BC requirements,” the statement reads. “BC Corrections management will also be working closely with the union to develop an impact statement to ensure the courts understand the lasting impact of these incidents on staff and the importance of serious consequences.”
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