RCMP ask outside agency to investigate sudden death in Fort Liard, N.W.T.
Alberta investigators asked to review circumstances related to death
RCMP in Fort Liard have asked an external agency to investigate the death of a 34-year-old man in the community on June 26.
Police say the man was arrested June 25 for being intoxicated in public, and released that evening.
The next morning, police received a report from a residence that the man was not breathing. Medical staff attended to the man, along with RCMP, where he was pronounced dead.
RCMP have asked Alberta's Camrose Police Service to conduct a review into the circumstances related to the death.
It's common practice for an outside agency to investigate in a situation like this, involving RCMP.
The Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories is also investigating the cause of death.