WINNIPEG - A 56 year-old man died in police custody after being placed under arrest for assaulting a 50 year-old man in the North Point Douglas area.
The victim was arrested on April 16 after he assaulted a man. He was later found unresponsive in a holding room and was taken to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased.
As the death occurred in a Winnipeg Police Service facility, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was contacted and has initiated an investigation. All further inquiries regarding this incident are to be directed to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba.