NAPS REQUEST OPP TO INVESTIGATE DEATH IN POLICE CUSTODY Print

Date of Release:  February 4, 2013

(Kasabonika, ON)  The Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a person in Kasabonika Lake First Nation at the request of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service. 

In the evening of Friday, February 1, 2013, a twenty-three (23) year-old female had died while in police custody of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service, Kasabonika Lake Detachment.  As this is an ongoing investigation of the Ontario Provincial Police, no further information or updates will be available from the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service. 

Kasabonika Lake First Nation is approximately 580 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay. 

For further information, please contact: 

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 Sgt. Jackie George

Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593

Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters

Thunder Bay, Ontario