Woman dies after arrest by Saskatchewan RCMP

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A Saskatchewan woman has died after being arrested by Kamsack RCMP on the weekend.

According to a media release, on Saturday, December 5, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Kamsack RCMP arrested a 44-year-old female at a residence on the Cote First Nation in relation to an ongoing investigation.

On Sunday, December 6, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an ambulance was called to the RCMP Detachment as the woman required medical attention. Shortly before 9:50 a.m., the ambulance arrived and transported her to Kamsack Hospital.

RCMP advised the woman died in hospital at approximately 11:00 a.m., on December 6.

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.

Police say the name of the deceased woman is not being released at this time.

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.

As the matter is the subject of an external investigation, no further information is available.