Paramedics may observe Saskatoon detainees

Paramedics may soon watch Saskatoon police detainees after 2009 death inquest. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Saskatoon police detention cells may soon have paramedics in place 24-7 after a jury released its findings following the inquest into the death of a man in police custody.

Christopher Hiebert was 34-years-old when he was found unresponsive in a detention cell on September 9th, 2009, just hours after he was arrested at his parent’s home on fraud and theft charges.

He died shortly after at Royal University Hospital and the cause of death was overdose of pain and depression pills.

Besides having a paramedic on duty, the jury also recommended a sergeant should take over regular cell checks instead of a commissionaire.


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