A post mortem will take place today following the death of a man in the police custody hub in Rotorua on Saturday (19 September).
At approximately 3pm police were called to assist Ambulance with a man who was believed to be intoxicated in Rotorua CBD.
The 52-year-old man was transported to Rotorua Police station where police custody staff became concerned for his welfare. A police doctor, who was on site at the time, assessed the man and an ambulance was called.
His condition deteriorated and police staff commenced CPR. Resuscitation efforts continued until the ambulance arrived at approximately 4pm.
A post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death and enquiries are ongoing to confirm the man’s last movements. The man’s name will not be released until Police are satisfied all next of kin have been informed.
As a matter of course, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has also been notified.