Updated: Ottawa police called in to investigate “incident” in Kinngait

“Two investigators and two forensic officers have been assigned”

The Nunavut RCMP have called the Ottawa Police Service into Kinngait to investigate an “incident” that occurred on the evening of Feb. 26. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Updated on Friday, Feb. 28, at 8:55 a.m.

The Ottawa Police Service has just confirmed that it is investigating an incident involving an RCMP officer in Kinngait, also known as Cape Dorset.

A spokesperson said, “Two investigators and two forensic officers have been assigned.”

The Nunavut RCMP had called in the OPS to investigate what they describe as an “incident” in Kinngait that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The Nunavut police released this information in a terse, 52-word media release that contained few details.

“Ottawa Police Services has been notified and are en route to Cape Dorset to conduct an independent investigation of the incident,” said the news release.

They referred all further media inquiries to the OPS.

The Nunavut RCMP often use the Ottawa police to conduct third-party investigations of incidents involving the police that lead to serious injury or death.

But the Nunavut RCMP did not describe the nature of the incident that led them to bring in the OPS.

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