No charges yet in Pootoogook Park vandalism 6 months after incident
Ottawa police say they are still investigating January park sign defacement
Ottawa police are still investigating the defacement of a sign marking Annie Pootoogook Park in the city’s downtown, six months after the incident occurred.
In January, a sign welcoming visitors to the park was vandalized with what appeared to be the words “Sandy Hill” written in red spray paint. Police confirmed at the time that they were investigating.
On Tuesday, an Ottawa Police Service spokesperson told Nunatsiaq News that no charges have been laid yet in connection with the vandalism incident.
The sign had been unveiled in November at a ceremony marking the park’s new name in honour of the famed artist, who was originally from Kinngait.
Pootoogook died in Ottawa in 2016.