Fort Liard RCMP under scrutiny by outside agencyIntoxicated man released, later died in a private residence
Northern News Services
Monday, July 3, 2017
ACHO DENE KOE/FORT LIARD
The Camrose, Alta., police have been called in to investigate what is being described as a sudden death in Fort Liard on June 26.
Mounties in Fort Liard released a 34-year-old man from custody on June 25, after he had been arrested for public intoxication earlier in the day, stated a news release from the NWT RCMP.
"On June 26 ... at 9:25 a.m., RCMP received a complaint that the man was not breathing at a residence. RCMP along with medical staff attended the residence and the male was pronounced dead," police stated in a news release.
"In keeping with the RCMP's commitment to external examination of such cases, Camrose Police Service will conduct a review."
The family of the man - whose identity has been kept from the media - has been notified of his death.
NWT Chief Coroner Cathy Menard said the body is now in Edmonton. An autopsy could take up to eight months.