SIU investigating death of man inside cell at Oshawa police station

The province’s police watchdog is investigating after a man died inside a cell at an Oshawa police station on Tuesday night.

In a news release issued Wednesday, The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said Durham Regional Police were called to the area of Simcoe Street and Highway 401 at around noon on Tuesday for an altercation.

A man was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment, the SIU said.

He was later released and placed in a cell at a police station in Oshawa. According to the SIU, at around 11 p.m. the man was found in medical distress.

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