Estevan Police investigating death of woman who was in custody of Kamsack RCMP

Estevan Police have been asked to conduct an investigation into the death of a 44-year-old woman, who was in the custody of Kamsack RCMP.

The woman was arrested by RCMP at a residence on the Cote First Nation Saturday afternoon.

Around 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning an ambulance was called to the Kamsack detachment after the woman required medical attention.

She was taken to hospital and pronounced dead around 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

In accordance with the RCMP’s independent external investigation policy, Saskatchewan RCMP have requested the Estevan Police Service conduct the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the in-custody death of the woman, who’s name will not be released.

The Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service is involved in the investigation and the Saskatchewan RCMP have requested the Ministry of Justice to appoint an independent observer.

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