Man dies in back of Queensland police car

A MAN has died whilst being transported to a police station in central Queensland this morning.

The 46-year-old was arrested in the carpark of a hotel in Rockhampton around 3.00am after allegedly breaching a domestic violence order.

Police were called to the scene after receiving reports of a disturbance between the man and a 33-year-old woman.


Whilst taking the man into custody, police say he struggled with officers before being restrained and taken to the Rockhampton Watch house.

“Upon arrival at the watch house, at around 3.50am, the man was found unresponsive in the police vehicle,” Qld Police said in a statement a short time ago.

It’s understood officers immediately commenced CPR until paramedics arrived, however despite their attempts, he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The State Coroner has been advised of the incident and the Ethical Standards Command is now investigating.