ASIRT seeking more information for in-custody death investigation

Apr 8 2020, 10:28 am

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is seeking more information regarding the death of a Calgary man Monday, April 6, that was deemed in-custody.

ASIRT investigators are asking for information from anyone who was in the 2400 block of Erlton Road SW at around 6 am on April 6 to contact them at 403-592-4306.

The man who died on Monday was the subject of a call to EMS, as he was believed to be undergoing a mental health issue. He was allegedly non-compliant with the initial responders, and a second EMS unit and police assistance was requested.

While being escorted to an ambulance, the man was placed in handcuffs after an incident and was carried into the ambulance, where EMS determined he had stopped breathing, the ASIRT release states.

CPR was administered and the patient was transported to hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

As ASIRT’s investigation is currently underway, no other information is being released.

The ASIRT mandate is to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct, according to the release.