Update: 5:24PM COMMISSIONER of Police Ben Groenewald, over an hour ago during a press conference, apologised to the family of the robbery suspect who died while in police custody.
Mr Groenewald said: "... any death in police custody is a tragedy".
He said the force had visited the man's family and had also sent
senior personnel to the West Division to conduct investigations which was now
classified as a criminal investigation.
"I want to assure this man's family and the general public that I am
taking this extreme seriously," Mr Groenewald said.