On Sunday, November 7, 2021, shortly before 3 p.m., members of the Prince Albert Police Service arrested a 33-year-old man on outstanding warrants without incident. The man was transported to the Prince Albert Police Service detention area to await a court appearance by a provincial court judge.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, the man was located unresponsive in his cell. Paramedics on shift in the detention area provided emergency medical care as an ambulance was en route. The man was taken to the Victoria Hospital by Parkland Ambulance, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The man’s death is being investigated as an in-custody death. The Saskatchewan Coroners Service and Saskatoon Police Service will lead this investigation and two independent observers have been assigned by the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety to provide oversight.
The man’s name is not being released at this time at the request of family. An autopsy is scheduled for November 9, 2021.
The Prince Albert Police Service is committed to transparency and accountability and supports a thorough review of all circumstances as part of this investigation. However, as the investigation is being managed by the Saskatoon Police Service, further media inquiries should be directed to SPS Media Relations.