The Timaru Herald
Investigation into death after arrest
An investigation has been launched after an Auckland man died in hospital after he was arrested. Auckland city district commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus said prior to his arrest the man went to Auckland City Hospital for treatment and was discharged on Saturday evening. While he was being discharged, he was arrested by police about 6pm and taken to the Auckland custody unit. About midnight police officers found him unresponsive. ‘‘An ambulance was called and police provided first aid including performing CPR,’’ Malthus said. ‘‘The man passed away in hospital a short time later.’’ Malthus said police had notified the family and were providing support. ‘‘We are working with health officials as part of the investigation into the man’s death.’’ The Independent Police Conduct Authority, Worksafe and the coroner have been notified, Malthus said. Worksafe has been contacted for comment.