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VPD clears Surrey RCMP of in-custody death

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The Surrey RCMP are not responsible for an in-custody death of a man more than a year ago, the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has found.

Vancouver police have concluded a year-long investigation into the death of Victor Bikermanjit Singh Kooner.

Just before 11 p.m. on June 22, 2010, police were called to an area near 88 Avenue and 160 Street after reports of a man running in and out of traffic.

Officers found Kooner behaving erratically and apprehended him.

"An ambulance was called but Mr. Kooner went into medical distress before the ambulance arrived," the VPD wrote in a release. "He died despite the efforts of officers and paramedics."

The RCMP requested an independent investigation by the Vancouver police.

"After a thorough and lengthy investigation, Vancouver Police Major Crime detectives concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed by any member of the RCMP in relation to this incident and the file was not forwarded to Crown Counsel," the VPD said. "The final report has been submitted to the B.C. Coroners Service and the RCMP."

A Coroner's Inquest has also been scheduled into the in-custody death.

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