VICTORIA — British Columbia’s police watchdog says it’s investigating the death of a baby at Victoria General Hospital.

The Independent Investigations Office says in a statement Saturday that Victoria police responded to a request early Thursday to check on the wellness of the woman and child.

The office says later that same day the woman called paramedics about the child.

Both mother and child were taken to hospital, but the infant was pronounced dead.

The watchdog says it is investigating whether police actions or inactions played a role in the death.

It says the BC Coroners Service and police are also conducting investigations related to the baby’s death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 26, 2022.

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