Critical incident investigation underway over death of man - Casino

Sunday, 19 March 2023 04:14:15 PM

A critical incident investigation is underway following the death of a man in the state’s north today.

Just after 11am today (Sunday 19 March 2023), officers from Richmond Police District were called to a showground on Summerland Way at Casino, following reports a man had been assaulted.

On arrival, a 48-year-old man allegedly assaulted a police officer before he was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station.

While in custody, the man became unconscious. Despite the efforts of responding police and NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died in custody.

A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.