Quebec police watchdog sends Nunavik teen deaths to prosecutors

Quebec police watchdog sends Nunavik teen deaths to prosecutors

The Bureau for the Investigation of Deaths and Injuries in Police Operations des enquêtes indépendantes has sent prosecutors a file on the death of a teenage girl in Salluit last January. They decide whether or not to prosecute officials in the Kativik district police unit. (Photo file)

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (Quebec Independent Police Guard) has referred to prosecutors for its findings on the death of a 15-year-old girl during a Kativik regional police operation in Salluit on 27 January.

On the basis of this report, prosecutors will decide whether it is appropriate to prosecute the police officers concerned, the BEI announced on 11 October.

The BEI investigates deaths and injuries in connection with police operations, but does not always provide a report leading to prosecution.

When the agencies' first investigation into the deaths of Salluit teenagers began, BEI said it was the first time anyone in the area could recall a case in which police searched for the missing person's later death.

On January 27, at about 3:45 a.m., a man called the KRPF emergency line to say that his daughter was missing and asked for help finding her. At about 3:47 a.m., two police officers headed to the area named by the teenage father. Police searched and patrolled the area until about 4.30 am, but found no teenager. Twelve hours later, at about 3:30 p.m., a resident discovered a lifeless woman under the house. The death of the young woman was announced at 16:09. at the Salluit Health Center. Share this story (0) Comments Annual Business Card Ads Weekly Ad Jobs - GN Environment

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