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Inmate dies Sunday in Port Coquitlam jail cell

Police are investigating after an inmate at Port Coquitlam’s North Fraser Pre-trial Centre died Sunday night.   - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Police are investigating after an inmate at Port Coquitlam’s North Fraser Pre-trial Centre died Sunday night.
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Police are investigating after an inmate at Port Coquitlam’s North Fraser Pre-trial Centre died Sunday night.

According to Integrated Homicide Investigation Team members, David William Brodrick of Vancouver was in medical distress in his cell when paramedics attempted to revive the 44-year-old.

He was pronounced dead at the jail.

“We are working with BC Corrections to determine what occurred in the cell of Mr. Brodrick prior to his death, said IHIT Cpl. Adam Macintosh.

BC Corrections spokesperson Marnie Mayhew said staff at the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, which oversees the province’s jail system, will also be conducting an investigation.

“This death is a tragedy and our heartfelt condolences go out to this inmate’s family and friends,” she said in a statement.

“BC Corrections takes the death of an inmate in custody very seriously and we will be conducting a critical incident review to examine the circumstances of this death,” she said.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com

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