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New Westminster Police Conduct In-Custody Death Investigation

The New Westminster Police Service is continuing their investigation into the in-custody death of a 39 year old male that occurred on May 28, 2010, in Penticton, B.C.

While initial and preliminary accounts were released stating the deceased, after being examined by EHS attendants, was walking towards the police vehicle in handcuffs when he collapsed, the investigation continues in order to determine the actual sequence of events, along with any other possible contributing factors.

The assigned investigators have now been able to interview numerous witnesses who have provided their observations, as they continue to gather all evidence related to this incident.