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Investigation launched after man dies in Kelowna RCMP custody

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April 02, 2017 - 4:59 PM

KELOWNA – A man has died while in cells at the Kelowna RCMP detachment and the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is assigned to the case.

RCMP say a 40-year-old man was taken into police custody after a single vehicle crash into a tree on McCulloch Road on Friday, March 31 at 5:15 p.m.

He was taken to the Kelowna detachment and then to hospital after complaining of pain, Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau says in a media release.

Hospital staff cleared him for release and police booked him into cells at the detachment at 11:25 p.m., March 31.

Linteau says the man was found unresponsive at 2:11 p.m., Saturday, April 1. RCMP members performed CPR until emergency crews arrived and took over. The man was pronounced dead shortly after 2:40 p.m.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating to see if there is a connection between the man's death and the actions of the police. An Independent Officer Review is also underway.

RCMP have not released the dead man's identity.

— This story was updated on Monday, April 3, 2017 to clarify the sequence of events.


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