Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating a man’s death while in custody in Brandon.
On Aug. 20, the Brandon Police Service notified the Independent Investigation Unit that a man it arrested for fleeing police, breaching a release order and drug-related offences had died in custody.
While in custody the man displayed “unusual behaviour” and Brandon emergency services were called, the IIU said in a press release Tuesday.
The provincial watchdog said the man’s condition “deteriorated rapidly” and he was transported to hospital but died a short time later.
The IIU has assumed the investigation and is asking anybody with information to call 1-844-667-6060. No other details were made available.
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