Nunavik officers cleared in 2019 Salluit death
Sandy Alaku died after police vehicle rolled over him
Quebec’s Crown prosecutor has cleared Kativik Regional Police Force officers of criminal responsibility in a July 2019 incident that resulted in the death of a Nunavik man.
Late July 5, 2019, KRPF officers were called to a disturbance at a home in Salluit.
According to an investigation and report prepared by the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes, when police arrived, they saw an individual dragging another man, who appeared to be unconscious, in front of the home.
When officers parked their vehicle to intercept the attacker, the police vehicle rolled over the victim, who was lying on the ground nearby.
Officers took Sandy Alaku, 48, to the local health centre, where he died shortly afterwards.
Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions, or DCPP, concluded in a Sept. 3 news release that it found no wrongdoing on the part of the officers.
As two people involved in the 2019 incident face related charges that are now before the courts, the DCPP declined to comment any further on the case.
Once the court process is complete, the Crown prosecutors office will issue a final report confirming the facts of the incident and the reasons behind its decision.