Man dies after arrest by Oxford House RCMP, IIU investigating

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating a man’s death following his arrest in Oxford House.

Police say the man was intoxicated when he was arrested after officers were called to reports of a disturbance in the community, roughly 577 km northeast of Winnipeg, Thursday.

Oxford House RCMP say the man was put into a cell at their detachment shortly before 10 a.m., but was then found unresponsive in his cell around 5:48 p.m.

The man was taken to the nursing station and sent to hospital in Winnipeg, where he died Saturday.

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