Jury makes recommendations at in-custody death inquest for Michael Ryan

In Saskatoon, a number of recommendations have been made at an inquest into the in-custody death of Michael Ryan. File Photo

A jury has delivered its recommendations in the public inquest into the death of a man who was found unresponsive in a Saskatoon Police Service detention cell.

Michael Ryan, 38, was arrested and found hours later unresponsive in his cell on Feb. 26, 2016. He died of an overdose in hospital.

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On Friday, the jurors recommended commissionaires working in the detention unit get more training to deal with medical emergencies.

The jury also called for a timer or alarm to be used to ensure cell checks are completed on time.

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Another recommendation calls for cellphone usage for commissionaires and Saskatoon police to be restricted to break times unless the phone is required for work.

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Saskatoon police said they will be reviewing the recommendations.

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