January 19, 2018

VPD cleared in October death of intoxicated man

BC’s Independent Investigations Office has cleared Vancouver Police of any wrong-doing in the death of a man in their custody on October 7th.
Officers investigating a disturbance call at a park in the 900 block of West 7th picked up the intoxicated man and rather than arresting him, offered him a ride home.
By the time they arrived seven minutes later, he was unconscious.
Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal has concluded there was no evidence any officers hurt the man.

An autopsy later confirmed he died of alcohol poisoning.
Toxicology tests showed his blood alcohol content was 30%.

CKNW Vancouver News

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