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Canada Meadow Lake, Sask. man, 25, dies in RCMP cells

18:27  12 april  2018
18:27  12 april  2018 Source:   leaderpost.com

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The Moose Jaw Police Service was called in to investigate the circumstances of an in-custody death in Meadow Lake , Sask . Meadow Lake RCMP said the man was found unresponsive in a cell just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Meadow Lake is a city in the boreal forest of northwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. Its location is about 246 kilometres (153 mi) northeast of Lloydminster and 156 kilometres (97 mi) north of North Battleford.

An investigation is underway after a 25-year-old man was found dead in the cellblock area at the Meadow Lake, Sask. RCMP detachment.

According to an RCMP news release issued Thursday, the Meadow Lake man was found “unresponsive” shortly before 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Paramedics were called, and the man was pronounced dead on scene.

As per the RCMP’s independent external investigation policy, the Moose Jaw Police Service has been asked to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the in-custody sudden death.

In addition, the RCMP has requested the Ministry of Justice to appoint an independent observer. As the matter is the subject of an external investigation, no further information is being made available by RCMP at this time.

The name of the deceased man has not been released.

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