ASIRT investigating complaint that man in RCMP custody had leg broken

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating after a 32-year-old man complained that he suffered a broken leg while in custody at the Red Deer RCMP detachment.

The man, who was in a wheelchair, was arrested on outstanding warrants on March 13 after RCMP received a complaint of a man refusing to leave a Red Deer residence despite the owner's requests, ASIRT said in a news release Thursday.

The man was released from custody on Mach 14.

About one week later, the RCMP received a complaint letter from the man's lawyer, "indicating he had sustained a broken leg while in custody," ASIRT said.

The RCMP notified the director of law enforcement, who directed ASIRT to start an investigation.

No further information is being released.

ASIRT's mandate is to investigate incidents involving Alberta's police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.