IIO probes in-custody death involving Surrey RCMP

Man who died is identified as Marvel Woodhouse, 53 of Vancouver.

A man died on Wednesday after being picked up by police for causing a disturbance.

On March 2, police responded to a call of a man acting unruly in the 11600-block of 96A Avenue, and was reportedly arrested without incident, but subsequently collapsed.

He was taken to hospital where he died.

The B.C. Coroners Service has since identified him as Marvel Woodhouse, 53, of Vancouver.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) was called in to investigate the matter. The IIO investigates all in-custody deaths.

The Coroners service is investigating separately.

 

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