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BC police watchdog investigates death of woman who died in RCMP cells in White Rock

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WHITE ROCK – British Columbia’s police watchdog is investigating the in-custody death of a 58-year-old woman.

Mounties say the woman was arrested last Friday on an outstanding warrant and was being held in custody in White Rock, for a court appearance.

They say officers called paramedics to assess the woman early Tuesday but she remained in custody.

Hours later, a guard saw the woman lying on the floor, unresponsive, and police say efforts to revive her weren’t successful.

The RCMP say the Independent Investigations Office is now in control of the investigation.

Mounties say the woman had been expected to attend court on Tuesday.