Investigation launched into prisoner death

By paNOW Staff
November 30, 2012 - 2:53pm

An investigation is underway into an incident involving the Prince Albert Police Service and a prisoner.

In a release, police say Parkland Paramedics were called to their cell blocks Thursday morning at 9:10  about a prisoner in medical distress. The man was taken from the station to Victoria Hospital where he later died.

The 44-year old man was taken into custody after receiving a complaint from hospital security at 6:35 that morning, police said.

Police are not releasing any more details about the incident, and at this time say the investigation is still being handled internally.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine a cause of death.

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