Alberta's police watchdog to analyze after man dies in Airdrie RCMP custody

Alberta’s police watchdog will examine the demise of an Alberta man that occurred whereas he was in Airdrie RCMP custody, the RCMP mentioned Friday.

The Alberta Critical Incident Response Workforce (ASIRT) investigates incidents involving police which have resulted in critical harm or demise, in addition to critical or delicate allegations of police misconduct.

RCMP mentioned that round 1:40 p.m. on June 6, a 35-year-old man was arrested in relation to an “uttering threats investigation.”

There was a wrestle in the course of the man’s arrest, and he appeared to maintain minor accidents when he was pushed to the bottom, RCMP mentioned.

EMS was known as to reply, and whereas awaiting their arrival, officers put the person in a police car, the place he appeared to “intentionally strike his head on the Plexiglass protect” between seats.

After EMS arrived and examined the person, he was despatched to hospital earlier than he was launched again into police custody. He was later taken by RCMP to the Airdrie detachment’s cell block.

The person was remanded into custody at a judicial launch listening to on June 7 shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Earlier than midday that very same day, EMS was known as to the cell block as a result of the person seemed to be in medical misery, in response to the RCMP.

“Inside minutes, previous to EMS arrival, the male turned unresponsive. RCMP employees commenced CPR till EMS arrived [and began] emergency medical remedy,” RCMP mentioned.

“The male was briefly resuscitated and was transported to an area space hospital. Sadly, he was subsequently declared deceased at roughly 1:31 p.m.”

The Airdrie RCMP mentioned they’d proceed each their authentic investigation and an investigation into the person’s actions.

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