Calgary man dies in Belize

The beach front of Mahahual is seen as Hurricane Ernesto approaches the southern part of the...

The beach front of Mahahual is seen as Hurricane Ernesto approaches the southern part of the Yucatan peninsula August 7, 2012. (REUTERS/Victor Ruiz)

Damien Wood, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:54 PM ET

Cops in Cayo, Belize, found a Calgary man dying of a head injury in a jail cell over the weekend.

Jeffrey Donald Furgula, 35, was picked up by police Saturday night drunk, according to local news outlet 7 News Belize. Police told 7 News Belize Furgala was placed in a cell "so that he wouldn't be harmed or taken advantage of."

Furgala died of his injuries.

Questioned on the possibility of police brutality, Supt. Ralph Moody told the news outlet that is not the case.

"We received information that he fell inside of the cellblock and caused injuries to his forehead," Moody said. "There was no police officer who caused injury to that individual.


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