The 40-year-old man who died at the new police custody centre in Bridgwater had been arrested at the scene of a fire in Burnham on Sea.
Now the IPCC is appealing to anyone who witnessed his arrest.
This footage was taken on the night of the fire.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the death of a man who died in police custody in Bridgwater.
40-year old David Fournier D’albe died in Avon and Somerset Police’s Bridgwater Custody Suite on Tuesday December 30th.
Mr Fournier D’albe was arrested on Sunday 28th December in Burnham-on-Sea. Shortly after arriving at the custody suite he was taken to hospital.
In the early hours of Monday 29th a medical practitioner declared him fit to be detained and he returned to custody. He was charged and remanded in police custody to appear before magistrates on Tuesday.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning Mr Fournier D’albe was found unresponsive in his cell. First aid was started and paramedics called but he was pronounced dead soon after.
The IPCC is now investigating. The cell was forensically examined, and CCTV and custody records are being analysed. A post mortem has been conducted and the results of further tests are awaited.
As part of their investigation IPCC investigators are appealing for any witnesses to Mr Fournier D’albe’s arrest.
A 40-year-old man who died at the new police custody centre in Bridgwater had been arrested at the scene of a fire in Burnham on Sea.
Crews were called to College Street on Sunday night, 28 December. The man was arrested and taken to the custody centre at Bridgwater Express Park, where he was charged for being drunk and disorderly and hindering a member of the fire service.
He was found unresponsive and later died early yesterday morning, Tuesday 30 December.
The death was referred to the IPCC, which is investigating.
A 40-year-old man has died while being held at the new police custody centre in Bridgwater.
He was arrested on Sunday December 28 after a fire in College Street, Burnham-on-Sea. He was taken to the custody centre at Bridgwater Express Park, where he was charged for being drunk and disorderly and hindering a member of the fire service. He was remanded in police custody to appear at Taunton Deane Magistrates Court yesterday, Tuesday 30 December.
The man was checked at about 4am that morning and found to be unresponsive. Paramedics were called in but he was pronounced dead at approximately 4.10am.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.
A gross misconduct hearing into the actions of the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset will not be held in public.
Nick Gargan was suspended from his role in May accused of inappropriate behaviour towards women and disclosing confidential information. The Independent Police Complaints Commission consulted on holding the hearing in the open but found that vulnerable witnesses should be protected in giving evidence. Mr Gargan denies the claims.
For the first time, Avon and Somerset police will be naming every drink driver they charge over Christmas.
Details will be published online as part of Operation Tonic.
A gross misconduct hearing for the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset could be held in public.
Nick Gargan is accused of making inappropriate advances to female colleagues, and disclosing confidential information.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission can hold hearings in public if it decides there are exceptional circumstances. It is holding a consultation on the issue which will run until Wednesday 10 December.
The Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association (CPOSA) has issued a statement following the decision by the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner to call for a misconduct hearing into allegations of inappropriate misconduct by Chief Constable Nick Gargan.
Nick Gargan, the Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset, who was suspended in May amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff will face a misconduct hearing.
It follows an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into the allegations.
Nick Gargan denies any inappropriate behaviour towards women.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has made a full statement on the decision:
A police officer who waded into rapidly rising flood waters to rescue a woman from her stranded car has won a police bravery award. Sergeant Luke Gribble carried the woman to safety on a country lane on the outskirts of Bristol between Doynton and Dyrham last December.
He was presented with his award at a reception at 10 Downing Street.
He told us his actions were part of the job and he is accepting the award in honour of all those who don't get recognition for their bravery.