The PAGC said they were in touch with a family of one of the deceased males where they are asking for help to find answers.
The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) has released statements regarding the in-custody deaths.
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PAPS is investigating the death of a 29-year-old male. During the early hours of Oct. 5, police were called to the Victoria Hospital for a disturbance report. PAPS indicated the male went into medical distress and later died in hospital on Oct. 12.
“While the male was in police custody for a brief period of time, he remained at the hospital,” according to a PAPS statement. “Police are treating this investigation as an in-custody death and an independent observer has been assigned by the province to oversee this investigation.”
The second death involved a 35-year-old man who was arrested on Oct. 8. This case is being investigated by the Saskatchewan RCMP.
“The man was remanded into custody following his arrest and was located unresponsive in his cell at the Prince Albert Police Service just after 7 p.m. on October 11,” according to a PAPS statement. “He was transported to hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.”
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Policing, and Public Safety released a statement stating they were notified of the two recent incidents in Prince Albert.
“The Ministry appointed Investigation Observers for both cases,” to the statement read.
Investigation observers are appointed through the Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT).