A CRITICAL incident investigation has been launched following the death of a man during a confrontation with police at Bulli last night.
Wollongong Police attended a Gwyther Avenue house about 8pm where a 34-year-old man was arrested and handcuffed following a confrontation. He then stopped breathing and officers attempted to resuscitate him.
Ambulance paramedics were called and continued CPR before taking the man to Wollongong Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including police use of handcuffs.
The investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.
All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone who can assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.