Investigation opened into man's death in police custody in northern Quebec
Police tape is seen in this file photo.
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:03PM EDT
Quebec’s Bureau of Independent Investigators is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 24-year-old man while he was in police custody in the northern Quebec town of Puvirnituq on Friday night.
The reasons for the man’s detention have not been specified.
At 6:00 p.m., a guard noticed the man was not breathing. He was taken to the infirmary, where his death was confirmed.
Seven investigators have been sent to conduct the inquiry and the Surete du Quebec is offering assistance.