(Canadian Press) – Police in Surrey are investigating the death of a man who was being held in the cell block at the local RCMP detachment.
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokesman Cpl. Dale Carr said 50-year-old Cecil Edward McKenna was found unconscious in the detention cell at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
McKenna was intoxicated when he was picked up early Saturday evening for causing a disturbance on transit property, Carr said.
Police said McKenna was taken into custody and monitored through the night, but could not be revived when an early-morning check revealed his condition.