An investigation is underway after a man dies while in police custody

On April 28th Kativik Regional Police Force arrested a 24 year old man in Puvirnituq. The man was taken to the police station in community of Puvirnituq and placed into a cell.

Police noticed the man wasn’t breathing at approximately 5:30 pm. The man was taken to a medical station where he was pronounced dead.

The Quebec’s bureau of independent investigations (BEI) has taken over the investigation.