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Police Watchdog Investigating Woman’s Death in RCMP Custody in Northern Manitoba

February 3, 2020 5:13 PM | The Canadian Press

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By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

THOMPSON, Man. — An agency that investigates police actions is reviewing the death of a 44-year-old woman after her arrest by RCMP in northern Manitoba.

The Independent Investigation Unit says Mounties in Thompson responded to a call about an intoxicated person on Saturday night and arrested a woman.

The unit says she was put in a cell after she was medically cleared.

It says the woman was conscious and breathing when she was checked at 10:49 p.m.

The agency says she was found unresponsive less than an hour later and pronounced dead by paramedics.

It says a request for a civilian monitor will be made to the Manitoba Police Commission since the case involves a fatality.

Witnesses or other individuals who have information or video footage that may help the investigation are asked to come forward.

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