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ASIRT investigating after man dies following CPS arrest


CALGARY — The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating after a man died following an interaction with Calgary police last week.

On July 8 around 10 p.m., police were called to Abalone Place, in the community of Abbeydale, about an incident involving the driver of a truck.

When police showed up, they found the driver who appeared to be intoxicated and they believed he was impaired.

During an interaction with the driver, force was used to place the man into custody.


After being placed under arrest, the driver complained about rib rain and was assessed by EMS before being released.

The man declined to be transported to hospital.

On July 12,  the Medical Examiner’s Officer notified Calgary police that the man had died after attending hospital with chest pain.

Calgary police have now notified the Alberta Director of Law Enforcement who has instructed ASIRT to investigate.

An autopsy has yet to be completed on the man.