NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman at a police station in Niagara Falls, Ont.
The Special Investigations Unit says Niagara regional police arrested the woman around 5 p.m. on Wednesday for breaching conditions.
The SIU says police took her to the station and lodged her in a cell.
It says the woman left her cell around 2 p.m. Thursday for a bail hearing by telephone and returned to the cell.
The SIU says shortly before 5 p.m. officers found the woman unresponsive and was pronounced dead after paramedics arrived to try to help.
The SIU is an arms-length investigates reports involving police where there has been a serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 22, 2020.
By The Canadian Press