WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a man while he was in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre early Wednesday morning.
The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) say Winnipeg Police arrested a man and transported him to the remand centre.
During the processing procedure a struggled ensued and the man suffered some sort of ‘medical emergency’ according to a statement released on Thursday by the IIU.
The man was taken to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead.
The IIU investigates all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba.
Manitoba Corrections has launched an internal review and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been notified.
This is the second death at the Remand Centre in 2016. Errol Greene, 26, died after suffering an epileptic seizure while in custody on May 1.
Greene’s wife said facility staff denied her husband medication in the days leading up to his death.
It is still unclear if he died at the remand centre or later in hospital.
A report from the office of the Chief Medical Examiner is still pending in Greene’s death.