Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team notified after in-custody death in Wilkie

December 7, 2023
Wilkie, Saskatchewan

News release


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On December 5, 2023, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Wilkie RCMP received a request to conduct a wellness check at a residence in Wilkie, SK. Officers immediately responded and did not locate the subject of the call for service, an adult female, and began patrols and other investigational efforts to locate her.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Wilkie RCMP received a report of a 911 hang-up at a different residence in Wilkie. Officers immediately responded and located the female, whom they determined required medical care. She was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act.

EMS was engaged to transport her to the hospital for medical care. After transfer to EMS, the female went into medical distress. She was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. Her family has been notified.

As required by The Police Act, 1990, Saskatchewan RCMP notified the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT). SIRT will investigate the Saskatchewan RCMP's interaction with the deceased and the circumstances of her death.

The Saskatchewan RCMP is disclosing this as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency.

Any inquiries regarding this matter can be directed to SIRT.


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