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Man dies in RCMP cells

A man died while in custody at the Kamloops RCMP cells Tuesday night.

At about 9:30 p.m., police responded to the 100-block of Victoria Street after a business in the area reported that a drunk man who'd been barred from the business had returned.

Officers found the man in a nearby parking lot and arrested him under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

An RCMP press release says he was placed in the Kamloops RCMP cells for the night.

“Just before 6 a.m. this morning, March 13, the man was found unresponsive in his cell and has since been pronounced deceased,” the press release states.

The investigation into the death has been turned over to the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia, to determine whether the death was linked to police action, or inaction.

The IIO investigates all deaths that may involve police.



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