Investigation launched into prisoner death

By paNOW Staff
November 30, 2012 - 2:53pm
Photo by Jarrett Crowe
Photo by Jarrett Crowe

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.

news@panow.com

Twitter: @pricnealbertnow

Police execute drug bust

Join the Discussion

paNOW is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.