Police watchdog investigating Grande Prairie RCMP in-custody death

The death of a man in the custody of the Grande Prairie RCMP is under investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team. Police say the 26-year-old was arrested the afternoon of February 7th and was found unresponsive in the cells at the detachment the next morning.

Corporal Deanna Fontaine says officers were called to help Emergency Medical Services with a man needing medical assistance at a home in the city around 1:54 p.m. on the 7th. It’s reported he was “extremely erratic” and was noted by mounties to be high. ASIRT adds it’s reported he had taken drugs and was creating a disturbance.

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