The Vancouver Police Department has referred an investigation to BC’s Independent Investigation Office (IIO) to look into the death of a man who died last night in hospital.

Around 6:45 p.m., police arrested a 51 year old Vancouver man in the 900 block of West 7th Avenue who was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Because of his history, police were not able to take him to Detox where he had been barred. Police offered instead to take him home.

When they arrived at his address the man was unconscious. Police called an ambulance to take him to hospital where he subsequently died.