Cell Block Death Update
Prince George, B.C. – The person found deceased in a cell at the Prince George RCMP detachment is male.
RCMP say officers responded to a call of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance in the 100 block of Quebec Street in downtown Prince George around 11:34 last night.
Officers located the suspect in the 1200 block of 2nd Avenue and arrested him for being drunk in a public place. He was taken to the detachment where he was put in cells.
Shortly after 2 this morning, a cell check found the man to be unresponsive. RCMP members initiated CPR until Emergency Health Services arrived on scene and took over the resuscitation efforts. The man was pronounced dead just before 3 this morning.
Independent Investigations Office has been notified and will investigate to see if there is any link between the man’s death and the actions of police.
The RCMP has also initiated an Independent Officer Review of the incident as per existing policies.