The Timaru Herald

Investigat­ion into death after arrest

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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.

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