The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has started an investigation following the death of a man arrested at the scene of a robbery in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
Shane Bryant was detained by members of the public, including an off-duty Leicestershire Police officer, until other police officers arrived outside the Co-Op in Market Street on 13 July 2017.
The IPCC understands that Mr Bryant, who was aged 29, required treatment and was attended to at the scene following the arrival of uniformed police and paramedics. He was taken to the Queens Medical Centre hospital in Nottingham where he died two days later on 15 July.
An initial post mortem examination was unable to establish the cause of death and the results of further tests are awaited. An inquest has been opened and adjourned by the North Leicestershire Coroner.
Following a mandatory referral from the force the IPCC is now independently investigating the circumstances and the contact Mr Bryant had with police before his death.
IPCC investigators have begun the task of collating and reviewing CCTV footage, body worn video and statements provided by police officers and members of the public.
IPCC Commissioner Derrick Campbell said: “We have met with Mr Bryant’s family to give our condolences and to explain our role. We have a duty to carry out an independent investigation when there is a death following police contact and we will ensure that our enquiries are as thorough as possible and concluded as quickly as possible.”