Man dies shortly after being taken into police custody

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Jun 2021, 12:48PM
Police were called to the scene about 12.35pm. (Photo / File)
Police were called to the scene about 12.35pm. (Photo / File)

Man dies shortly after being taken into police custody

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 13 Jun 2021, 12:48PM

A man who was arrested overnight has died shortly after being taken into police custody.

Auckland City District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus said the man had earlier been treated at Auckland Hospital and discharged.

"Upon his discharge, the man was arrested by police at the hospital just before 6pm and taken to the Auckland Custody Unit," Malthus said.

"Shortly after midnight, the man was found by police unresponsive."

An ambulance was called and police provided first aid, including performing CPR.

However, the man died in hospital a short time later.

Malthus said the man's family have been notified and police are providing support.

"We are working with health officials as part of the investigation into the man's death," Malthus said.

The matter has been reported to the Coroner, WorkSafe and the Independent Police Conduct Authority.