Philippines Expat: American dies in police custody Cebu

American Mark Gerard Pikl, 51 died while in police custody at Cebu City Police Station 2. He was allegedly going wild at a nearby hotel in Fuente OsmeƱa.

What concerns me is that procedures don’t seem to have been followed. Finger prints were not taking, mug shot not taken and I am not sure about the Philippines but if someone in this condition is detained in the UK and no doubt the US they would need to be medically examined to assess if they were fit to be detained.

I have concerns over the possibility he was drugged or the information fabricated. No hotel name is mentioned, no witness name(s) etc. from the original incident.

Statesman General related article :-
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/11/23/salem-man-dies-philippines-jail-while-vacation/76282176/

Sunstar article :-
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2015/11/20/american-detained-acting-wild-dies-hospital-442657

An article relating to the police station allegedly being involved in torturing street children that led to the death of an 11 year old girl :-
http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/54895/no-more-chastity