April 15, 2024

A reportedly intoxicated 46-year-old man was arrested on the Centre of Hope and pronounced useless the following morning.

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Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating the dying of a 46-year-old man after he was arrested by Wooden Buffalo RCMP officers.

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The Alberta Critical Incident Response Group (ASIRT) says that on March 21 at 7:50 p.m., police responded to a name of an intoxicated man on the Centre of Hope shelter in downtown Fort McMurray. The person cooperated with police throughout his arrest and was dropped at the RCMP detachment’s cell block at roughly 8:20 p.m.

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ASIRT says the person was capable of stroll on his personal, might communicate with officers and the cell guard, and was not visibly injured or sick. The person spoke with an officer at round 11:50 p.m. earlier than going to sleep. Guards have instructed ASIRT they watched the person all through the evening and famous he was respiratory and sometimes shifting round on the ground.

The subsequent day at 5:28 a.m., guards discovered the person was unresponsive and commenced emergency life-saving measures till Emergency Medical Providers (EMS) arrived. The person was pronounced useless at 6:11 a.m.

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ASIRT will examine the conduct of the officers throughout this incident. ASIRT investigates instances the place persons are critically damage or killed throughout interactions with police, in addition to critical or delicate allegations of police misconduct. The outcomes of ASIRT’s investigation shall be made public as soon as it’s accomplished.

Anybody with details about this incident is requested to contact ASIRT at 780-644-1483 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tricks to Crime Stoppers are at all times nameless and will be despatched to tipsubmit.com.

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