Name Released of Man who Died in Custody
Prince George, B.C. – The man who died in the Prince George RCMP cellblock was 51 year old Jamie Wilford Shanoss..
He had been taken into custody in the early morning hours of Monday Nov. 21, by Prince George RCMP in the downtown area of Prince George and was placed in a cell at the detachment.
Shortly after 2 a.m., an RCMP member noticed Mr. Shanoss appeared to be unresponsive, and 911 was called.
Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate this death.
The mandate of the IIO is to investigate whether any offences may have been committed by the police officers involved. The mandate of the BC Coroners Service in such cases is broader, and the coroner’s investigation may look at the events which led up to the final fatal outcome and whether there are reasonable and practical recommendations that could be made which might prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.