Broome: Woman dies in lock-up

November 30: An Aboriginal woman has died in custody at the Broome Police Station.

Detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit have been called in to investigate the death of the 44-year-old woman at the Broome Police Station Lockup early this morning.

A Police Media spokesman said the incident was a “reportable death within the meaning of the Coroners Act” and the investigation will lead to a report on the circumstances for the State Coroner”. “Police are unable to comment upon the cause of death in advance of the investigation being completed,” Sgt Gerry Cassidy said.

The name of the deceased will not be released due to cultural reasons.

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