Tag Archives: Kativik

Improperly Parked Police Vehicle Rolls Over, Kills Assault Victim (Salluit, Nunavut, July 5, 2019)

A 58-year-old assault victim who had been badly beaten was killed when an improperly parked vehicle of the Kativik Regional Police Force rolled over him. The death occurred in Salluit, Nunavut, on the evening of July 5, 2019. Allegedly responding to a call about a brawl, police moved to make an arrest rather than ensuring their vehicle was securely parked. The man was pronounced dead at a local health center.

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (Bureau of Independent Investigations, BEI), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians, has dispatched eight investigators to look into the killing. The BEI is not truly an independent agency as it relies on police to carry out investigations. A collision expert with the Quebec provincial police force, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), will be involved in this investigation.

Salluit, located near the Hudson Strait, has a population of around 1600 people.


David Sappa (22) Identified as Man Killed by Police in Umiujaq, Quebec; Killer Cops Not Named

The 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by Kativik Regional Police Force officers on December 28, 2017 in Umiujaq, Quebec, has been identified as David Sappa. It has previously been reported that two officers had gone to Sappa’s house to arrest him. According to that report, Sappa was shot by police outside a community center after he had left his house while one of the officers went to get a warrant to enter the home. Sappa died in hospital. None of the reported information about the killing has been independently confirmed.