BEI investigating death of man in Montreal jail cell
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:06AM EST
The provincial agency in charge of investigating police is examining the death of a man in the custody of Montreal police.
On Tuesday Nov. 7, officers arrested a man and kept him in a cell overnight.
At 7:35 the next morning he was transferred to another cell with ten other people who were going to be transported to Montreal Municipal courthouse, but an hour and a half later the man was found unconscious on the floor of the cell.
He was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead at 9:55 a.m.
Everyone who was in that cell remains in custody and will be interrogated by the Bureau of Independent Investigation (BEI).