RCMP not at fault in death

British Columbia's police watchdog has concluded the death of a man in custody last week was not the fault of Mounties.

RCMP responded to calls of a break-in at a home in Coquitlam on Oct. 19.

Officers found a man who was severely injured and agitated, and police say a conducted-energy weapon, or Taser, was used on the suspect before taking him into custody.

The man went into medical distress shortly after the arrest and was taken to hospital where he died.

The Independent Investigation Office says the man's death was a result of injuries sustained before the police arrived, and was not connected with the use of the Taser.

The IIO investigates all incidents where people are harmed or killed as a result of police actions.

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