Please attribute to Superintendent Karyn Malthus, Auckland City District Commander
Police are investigating the death of a man in hospital following his arrest overnight.
A man who had earlier presented at Auckland Hospital was treated and later discharged.
Upon his discharge, the man was arrested by Police at the hospital just before 6pm and taken to the Auckland Custody Unit.
Shortly after midnight, the man was found by Police unresponsive.
An ambulance was called and Police provided first aid including performing CPR.
The man passed away in hospital a short time later.
Police have notified the man’s family and are providing support.
We are working with Health officials as part of the investigation into the man’s death.
The matter has been reported to the Coroner, WorkSafe and the Independent Police Conduct Authority.