The Independent Investigations Office has been deployed after a woman died while under arrest in Dawson Creek.
RCMP said they arrested a man and a woman on Saturday morning and took them to a holding cell as part of an ongoing investigation, according to the police watchdog.
Later on, paramedics were called because of the woman’s “behaviour,” the office said. When they arrived, she went into medical distress and was rushed to hospital, but did not survive.
The IIO is now investigating whether police played a role in the death.