B.C.’s police watchdog has been notified after a man was found unresponsive in a Kamloops holding cell.
Mounties said Wednesday the man was discovered in his cell just before 6 a.m. and later pronounced dead.
He had been arrested at 9:30 p.m. the night before, according to police, after they received complaints from a downtown business about a man had previously been ordered not to visit.
Officers had found him in a nearby parking lot, apparently intoxicated. He was arrested and placed in a Kamloops RCMP holding cell with the intention of being released once he was able to care for himself.
The Independent Investigations Office probes police-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.