Watchdog probes death of woman in White Rock RCMP cells

B.C. police watchdog investigates after arrested woman, 58, found unresponsive

  • Mar. 29, 2016 7:00 p.m.

WHITE ROCK, B.C. — British Columbia’s police watchdog is investigating the in-custody death of a 58-year-old woman south of Vancouver.

Mounties say the woman was arrested last Friday on an outstanding warrant and was being held in custody in White Rock, B.C., for a court appearance.

They say officers called paramedics to assess the woman early Tuesday but she remained in custody.

Hours later, a guard saw the woman lying on the floor, unresponsive, and police say efforts to revive her weren’t successful.

The RCMP say the Independent Investigations Office is now in control of the investigation.

Mounties say the woman had been expected to attend court on Tuesday.


The Canadian Press