Edmonton… RCMP members in High Level will not face charges after a man died from a head injury in September 2010.
The man was arrested for public drunkenness on September 12, 2010, and taken to an RCMP holding cell where he subsequently became unresponsive to members. He was transported to a High Level Hospital, and then to a hospital in Edmonton, where he died on September 25, 2010.
ASIRT was assigned to investigate the incident on September 24, 2010.
“There is no evidence that any member of the RCMP committed a criminal offence in this tragic incident,” said Clif Purvis, executive director of ASIRT. “The man died as a result of a head injury sustained at some undetermined point prior to his admission to hospital.”
The investigation was unable to determine when or how the fatal injury was sustained.
“The finding in no way diminishes this tragedy,” said Purvis. “On behalf of ASIRT, I offer sympathy and condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.”