SIRT Investigating After Man Dies in Custody


The SIRT has been asked to launch an investigation after a man died in a jail cell at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP Detachment on Thursday night.


After the death of a 35-year-old male at the Detachment, the RCMP informed the Serious Incident Response Team Newfoundland and Labrador and requested an independent investigation.


The male was taken into custody on Thursday evening following a complaint and was lodged in a cell at the Detachment. He was later found deceased in the cell.


RCMP will not be commenting further at this time given that the SIRT-NL has assumed oversight of this matter.