A critical incident team comprising officers from Tweed-Byron LAC will investigate the death of a man in police custody at Coffs Harbour this morning.
Police were called to Prince Street about 4:45am (Friday 20 September 2013) following reports of a male acting suspiciously.
The unidentified man was arrested at the scene and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was entered into custody.
Ambulance paramedics were called.
A short time later police say they noticed the man unresponsive in the holding dock. They commenced CPR.
Paramedics were called and took the man to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A critical incident team from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command will now investigate all the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the actions of police.
That investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.
All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death and make any findings about the events leading to the man’s death.
No further details are available at this time; however, police urge anyone who saw the man in Prince Street to come forward.
Anyone who can assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.